The Dubai Municipality has teamed up with Al Rawabi to introduce Ramadan food fridges in parks after the success of the 80 fridges they placed outside of mosques last month. This comes as part of the UAE food bank initiative that aims to cut food wastage during the Holy Month, set up by by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in January.
The fridges contain items such as juices, dates and dairy products to keep walkers refreshed post-Iftar. Residents also have the opportunity to donate food which is then checked and monitored by volunteers and food inspectors from the Food Safety Department.
The fridges can be found in the following parks:
Sufouh, Nad Al Sheba, Zabeel, Safa, Quran Park, Al Khawaneej, Nadd Al Hamar, Mirdif, Uptown Mirdif, Al Warqa 2, Al Warqa 3, Al Nahda Pond Park, Al Tawar 1, Al Tawar 2, Al Tawar 3, Umm Suqeim, Qusais, Abu Hail, Al Barsha 1, Al Quoz, Muhaisnah and Mizhar.
But that's not all, the Ramadan walk initiative, launched yesterday, aims to raise awareness of the importance of exercise during the Holy Month. Dubai Municipality has incorporated spongey running tracks into the city's parks to encourage the community to exercise. So why not get down to your local park this evening for a spot of exercise?