A family distributes sweets on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr in Sharjah. Kamal Kassim / Gulf Today
Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor
Hundreds of thousands of UAE residents began Eid Al Fitr celebrations on Monday with prayers in mosques across the country. The Gulf Today got a rare opportunity to share candid and joyous moments with some of the leading, businessmen, and entrepreneurs in the UAE.
Bilal Moti, Chairman Windmills Group, said: I wholeheartedly wish the visionary Rulers and all citizens and residents of the UAE a very happy and prosperous Eid Al Fitr.
“Eid means festivity and happiness. It is the celebration of successfully completing the month of fasting and the revelation of Quran in Ramadan.”
“Thanks to the well facilitating arrangements in each mosque of the country made by the Ministry of Religion and Auqaf in the UAE and especially the superb recitation of Quran by the Imams therein, this Ramadan, like always, have been a fulfilling experience.”
“The best way to celebrate Eid is to share happiness and love with everyone irrespective of race, religion and the region we come from.”
“A weeklong Eid holiday will surely provide a privileged time to all citizens and residents of the UAE to rest, relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends.” Moti concluded.
Rizwan Sajan, Chairman and Founder Danube Group, said: On behalf of Danube Group, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to every one celebrating Eid Al Fitr.
As we mark the end of Ramadan, it marks a new beginning for all of us and a reason to celebrate, this year we have triumphed over COVID-19 and come out victorious despite all the challenges everyone faced.
As we celebrate Eid, It’s a reminder to everyone to be compassionate, kind and coexist with each other in peace and harmony.
Ayman Ashor, Cluster General Manager, Al Bandar Rotana and Arjaan by Rotana, said: Eid marks the true blessings and joyful moments of life, and in this special occasion, I would like to take the opportunity to express my best wishes to the visionary Rulers of the UAE, the citizens, all residents and all Muslims all over the world.
To make the Eid-Al-Fitr unforgettable, Al Bandar Rotana, a five-star hotel with a prime waterfront outlook, offers the most glamorous settings, extravagant menus, dazzling entertainment and exquisite service and staycation for its loyal customers.
Abdulla Alabdulla, Group General Manager, Central Hotels: We laud the great leaders of the UAE for their vision. The UAE is one of the safest destinations in the world and has been home to more than 200 nationalities. Businesses thrive in the UAE because of the support of the government. The country has created a healthy investment environment encouraging start-up businesses to grow and established companies to expand. We wish everyone Eid Mubarak, especially our leaders. May they continue to have good health and happiness for the UAE’s progress, stability, and prosperity.”
Kamal Zayati, General Manager, Al Raha Beach Hotel, said: I would like to greet the great Rulers of UAE and all the Emirati people on this blessed occasion of Eid Al Fitr. To make Eid more special Sevilla restaurant at the Al Raha Beach offers a relish a lavish Eid Al Fitr buffet. The restaurant features stunning Gulf views and an elegant outdoor terrace making it the perfect destination for brunch this Eid Al Fitr.
“Rejoice the end of the spiritual month as you celebrate with your family and loved ones with sumptuous brunch. Start off your culinary journey with salads and appetizers featuring Tuna Nicosia Salad, Quinoa Salad, Harira Soup, and dig into main course dishes including Roast Omani Baby Lamb Ouzi with Mandi Rice, Lamb Harris carefully chosen from various cuisines around the world with live cooking stations. End on a sweet note with select dessert options like Cheese Kunafa and Um Ali for you to devour.”
Timur Ilgaz Cluster General Manager at Arjaan Dubai Media City and Centro Al Barsha Hotel, said; I would like to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Eid Al Fitr. Dubai , the city of wonders, is a leading destination for those wishing to travel.
“In recent days, we have been able to record a significant increase in hotel room reservations, and it is expected that demand will continue to rise during the next few days, from both the internal and external markets, especially from Saudi Arabia and other countries.” In the Gulf, occupancy rates will increase by 80%.
“The celebration of Eid is not complete without a dose of fun and comfort. One of the most beautiful activities during the Eid holiday is spending a nice holiday at Centro Al Barsha Hotel, located in the vibrant heart of Al Barsha near Mall of the Emirates, and the wonderful Arjaan Hotel Dubai Media City. It is located in the heart of Dubai Media City, with its wonderful décor and luxurious rooms.”