By Team FoodeMag: When you are living in a cosmopolitan city like Dubai where more than 200 nationalities rub shoulders against each other at any given point in time, it is only organic that one will end up imbibing others’ cultures. Ramadan is one such example where we have seen many non-Muslims observing fasting to show solidarity in the culture that they are living in. Our editor Debbie, is one such example. She is also an active volunteer in the #FillingTheBlues initiative and you will find her breaking her fast with the men in blues every single day of Ramadan. Read her story: I Fast ~ And I’m not a Muslim!
Feed The Men in Blue with Moti Roti & other Dubai samaritans
A great initiative from Moti Roti, this is supported by other local businesses, bloggers and resident volunteers. Each year, Moti Roti teams up with these samaritans to provide Iftar to labourers working throughout Ramadan. Every evening volunteers are requested to turn up at the designated construction site where workers, residents, and volunteers mingle together in the handing out of food, snacks, gifts and sweets.
Starts 4.45pm until 5.30pm daily during Ramadan except Fridays. This year #fillingtheblues will take part at the construction site in Al Barsha (Nearest metro: DG Sharaf), where there will be approximately 130 workers. There is paid parking outside the site. For more info, visit www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.
UPDATE : This year the team have been inundated with volunteer requests and all volunteer spaces are currently FULL.
[Exclusive images by Debbie Rogers]