Dubai, UAE – Dar Al Ber Society, committed to vulnerable people, ran six diverse charitable and humanitarian projects for the benefit of 4,857 low-income families during the holy month of Ramadan.

These included the ‘Ramadan Meer (Food) and Foodstuff Basket’, ‘Eid Clothes’, ‘Iftar Meal’, ‘Friday Charity Market’, ‘Lifetime Umrah’, and ‘Zakat Al Fitr’, according to Mohammed Suhail Al Muhairi, Head of Community Service Sector.

“These charity projects covered vulnerable people of different nationalities across the country as per the Sharia rules and UAE laws, and the directives of the prudent leadership.”

Adding, he said that 950 families benefited from the ‘Foodstuff Basket’ project which stood at Dh259,000, while the ‘Ramadan Meer’ project, worth Dh75,000, was helpful for 90 families.

“Shopping coupons were contributed to eligible people in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Dubai municipality, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Emirates Transport, Aswaaq, Enoc, and an anonymous philanthropist.”

The ‘Eid Clothes’ project, worth Dh220,000, covered 440 indigent families, while the ‘Iftar Meal’, worth Dh2,753,155, spanned 352,000 people in 36 sites across the country, he elaborated.

“Up to 12,137 free Iftar meals were distributed on a daily basis in 16 sites in Dubai in comparison to nine locations in Ajman, seven in Ras Al Khaimah, three in Fujairah, and one in Umm Al Quwain.”

Hisham Al Zahrani, Deputy Head of Community Service Sector, said Dar Al Ber helped 85 low-income people of different nationalities, perform Umrah. “The project cost Dh110,500.”

Up to 10,000 people visited the ‘Friday Charity Market’ during the holy month of Ramadan, he stated. “The 40 participant traders contributed over 2,000 food products to the market visitors for free.”

Up to 19,318 bags of rice were contributed to 9,659 destitute families as part of the ‘Zakat Al Fitr’ project. “The programme stood at Dh850,000,” he said. “Cash aids up to Dh3,157,269, were contributed to low-income people in Ramadan.”