Dubai urges residents to use apps for buying animals ahead of Eid-al-Adha

Ahead of the Eid-al-Adha, Dubai city has launched seven smart applications for residents to book animals for sacrifice. Eid Al Adha is marked worldwide by offering special prayers and Muslims sacrificing livestock — usually a goat, sheep, cow, or camel — to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith.

The Dubai Municipality in this regard urged the residents to use apps to sacrifice animals and this has been done to avoid delays and overcrowding. Moreover, veterinarians inspected the animals in Dubai, and through cross-check is being done. Animals are listed on an app from where users can buy them. 

To cater to the demand during Eid, the authority collaborated with seven smart applications – Al Mawashi, Turki, Shabab Al Freej, Dhabayih Aldaar, Al Anoud Slaughters, Dhabayeh UAE, and Tender Meat, to offer services to residents. The order comes amid the spreading covid-19 Meanwhile, UAE is witnessing a new Covid wave in some of its emirates. 

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Residents can put in their order, have it delivered and even have it distributed for charity. “Through the smart app, residents can buy and order sacrificial animals from Dubai’s abattoirs to be delivered to their homes. This way they don’t want to go to the livestock market to buy animals,” said Ali Al-Hamadi, Director, PHS, Dubai Municipality.