April 20, 2024
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DXB Airport Hands Over 60,000 Iftar Boxes To Passengers

Boxes Designed By Emirati Airport Employee

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is enhancing the travel experience for travellers by distributing 60,000 specially crafted iftar boxes, encapsulating the essence of Dubai’s rich heritage.

Designed by Moza Al Mheiri, an Emirati Dubai Airports design team member, the iftar boxes draw inspiration from the emirate’s vibrant history and iconic landscapes.

Al Mheiri’s designs vividly portray the intricate alleyways, architectural marvels, and the cultural vibrancy of Dubai, bridging the past with the present in a meaningful celebration of the holy month.

This initiative, a collaboration between Dubai Airports and Alokozay, aims to provide the airport’s passengers a warm welcome and a taste of traditional Arabian hospitality through complimentary iftar meals and beverages.

It is a continuation of Dubai Airport’s long-standing tradition of prioritising the comfort and well-being of its passengers during Ramadan, reflecting the airport’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences.

Majed Al Joker, Dubai Airports’ Chief Operating Officer, expressed pride in continuing this annual gesture, highlighting it to represent Dubai’s hospitality.

“These exquisitely designed boxes, a creative endeavour by our Emirati colleague, symbolise our dedication to extending the warmth of Dubai and the spirit of Ramadan to those who travel through DXB,” he stated.

The initiative is complemented by special Ramadan promotions and menus offered by DXB’s concessionaires, further enriching gastronomic offerings and ensuring an unforgettable experience for travellers during the holy month of Ramadan.

What Is A Traditional Iftar Meal?

Iftar is the meal with which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. This evening meal, eagerly awaited from dawn to dusk, varies globally but consistently marks a time of gratitude and reflection.

In the Middle East, traditional iftar begins with the consumption of dates and water. The meal then unfolds into a lavish spread featuring regional delicacies such as sambusas, lentil soup, and kebabs, enriched with spices and flavours that tell tales of local heritage and culinary craftsmanship.

DXB surpassed the 2019 traffic levels in 2023 with 87 million passengers. A forecast suggests the hub’s traffic will exceed 88.8 million passengers in 2024. According to the Airports Council International (ACI), DXB ranked as the world’s leading airport by international passenger numbers in 2022.

Featured image: The iftar boxes celebrate Ramadan. Credit: Dubai Airports

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