Fridges filled with free food are popping up in Dubai’s parks

Ramadan Walk fridges parks

Dubai’s parks are a popular spot on summer evenings and now fridges filled with free food have been installed around many of them.

More than 30 fridges filled with dates, water and juices have been set up in 22 parks by Dubai Municipality.

Walkers and park workers breaking their fast will be able help themselves from the fridges over Ramadan (and after iftar, which falls shortly after 7pm each evening).

Find the fridges at Sufouh, Nadd 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.

Most of the parks have running tracks and exercise equipment, so they’re great places to to work out when temperatures drop.

Mohammed Mubarak Al Mutaiwei, Assistant Director General for Communication and Community Sector in Dubai Municipality, said the move was aimed at spreading health awareness among the members of the community to encourage them to exercise.

“Exercise plays an important role in maintaining the body’s balance of fluids, muscles, fat and bones, and in the prevention of disease. Dubai Municipality has also set up running tracks in parks to encourage the community to exercise,” he added.

Construction workers have been queuing up to take their fill from Ramadan fridges stocked by kind volunteers. There are more than 60 around the city, and they’re all accepting donations. More details here.

 

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