Sharjah lights up to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
To embrace the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan, prominent public and private organisations, departments and others have started a number of activities along with the communities they are supporting.
Like many others, Mercato the only Italian themed mall in Dubai will partner with Emirates Red Crescent to host a month-long charity donation campaign for those in need.
The charity donation campaign ‘Share Your Blessings This Ramadan’ is an initiative to encourage shoppers to share their blessings with the people in need during Ramadan by placing pre-loved items, daily necessities, and non-perishable food through the donation boxes supported by Emirates Red Crescent.
A dedicated donation box for toys will be placed this year in the donation area to encourage children to give back to other children in need and share the opportunity to have joyful experiences that every child deserves. All donations will go towards “Toys With Wings” in support of Emirates Red Crescent.
The officials at the mall has said that for the visitors there will be Mercato’s Pop-up Markets showcasing the best homegrown labels by Emirati designers where shoppers can shop the latest Ramadan abayas and kaftan’s. They can buy Ramadan inspired home décor, handmade jewellery and serving- sets all under one roof at the ARTE Market
Join our weekly sessions on learning and reflection under the name “Tales of Wisdom” narrated by famous educators from different nationalities around the world in addition to a renowned Emirati writer who will be educating the community of muslims and non-muslims about a wide array of different topics, including transformation of our souls during Ramadan and the Health benefits of fasting and many more.
Visitors can enjoy complementary coffee and dates in the relaxing hospitality tent from sunset every day until 10.00pm courtesy of Patchi. In addition, customers can visit Mercato’s charity henna tent courtesy of Aster Pharmacy, whereby all proceeds will be donated to Emirates Red Crescent.
The Landmark Group’s leading loyalty programme, Shukran, is launching a special ‘Shukran Ramadan’ initiative with Dubai Cares in the UAE and other charity organisations in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
The first session of the widely popular Sharjah Ramadan Majlis, hosted by the Sharjah Press Club of Sharjah Government Media Bureau in partnership with Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, opened on Monday night with a passionate call for respecting the diversity of global cultures, beliefs and traditions and celebrating what is common between nations, communities and civilisations created by God.
Fitness and enjoyment are the key elements at ‘Ramadan Sports Hour’, which is in its third consecutive year. The community programme is showing the Sharjah residents and visitors that workouts can be fun.
Celebrating the spirit of giving and caring during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Zahia partnered with families at Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination to express their appreciation to the community’s service providers for their exceptional work.
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