Eid Al Adha in UAE: Residents urged to use apps as slaughterhouses prepare for busy season – News

To cater to the demand Dubai Municipality is collaborating with 7 smart applications



Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz. Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

By SM Ayaz Zakir

Published: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 3:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 3:53 PM

Eid Al Adha is marked worldwide by offering special prayers and Muslims sacrificing livestock — usually a goat, sheep, cow or camel — to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith.

Slaughterhouses in UAE are preparing for the busy season. Dubai Municipality has urged residents who plan to offer sacrifices to use apps to avoid delays.

To cater to the demand during Eid, the authority collaborated with seven smart applications – Al Mawashi, Turki, Shabab Al Freej, Dhabayih Aldaar, Al Anoud Slaughters, Dhabayeh UAE, and Tender Meat, to offer services to residents.

Fathima Al Harmoudi, Occupational Health and Safety Officer at the Dubai Municipality, said, “We request the residents to order through a smart app as soon as possible and do not wait until the day of sacrifice as we are expecting many sacrifices this year. animals are slaughtered under Municipality supervision in the slaughterhouses.”

Fathima Al Harmoudi, Occupational Health and Safety Officer.  Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Fathima Al Harmoudi, Occupational Health and Safety Officer. Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Dubai Municipality has affirmed that all the precautionary measures are put in place, and the staff’s health is regularly checked.

Al Harmoudi said that the abattoirs offer Sharia-compliant livestock slaughtering services, guaranteeing the health and safety of the people as they prepare and slaughter livestock in a clean and hygienic environment.

“The facilities also provide veterinary inspections of livestock before and after slaughtering to ensure they are safe and fit for human consumption,” Al Harmoudi said.

Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz.  Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz. Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Benefits of using the app

“The app is straightforward to use and is similar to shopping online,” said Al Harmoudi.

  • Shows the exact photo of the animal
  • Shows the weight of the animal
  • Fulfils all the requirements of the sacrificial animals- characteristics, age, etc
  • Health checks of the animal are done in advance
  • Delivery to the doorstep at your preferred time
  • No waiting in the queue
  • Cut as per your requirement

Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz.  Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz. Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

“To cater to the heavy rush, we take help from external butchers who are trained for a month. Their health is checked regularly as a part of safety and precautionary measures,” said Al Harmoudi.

Dubai Municipality has four abattoirs in operation at Al Quoz, Al Qusais, Lisaili and Hatta, and are open from 8 AM until 6 PM for Eid Al Adha 2022 on all the days.

However, residents can also get their livestock to the slaughterhouses but should expect delays.

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Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz.  Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

Slaughterhouse in Al Quoz. Photo: Muthanna Manavatira

“We welcome residents to bring their sacrificial animal, but due to heavy rush, we will only provide them with a fully cleaned animal or cut into four,” Al Harmoudi said.

“The sacrificial animal will undergo a health and safety check and then be sent to slaughter. And if we find the animal does not fulfill the requirements of sacrifice, it will be condemned,” Al Harmoudi added.

ayaz@khaleejtimes.com

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