How we spent our Eid

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Egyp­tian ex­pat Mo­hammed Bakr, 35, who lives in Abu Dhabi’s Kha­lidiya dis­trict with his wife and two girls, planned a moun­tain trek af­ter morn­ing prayer. He said they first vis­ited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, where tens of thou­sands of other wor­ship­pers gath­ered. “Af­ter Eid prayer, we took our lunch to the park and had it there with friends,” Bakr said. He added: “Later on we plan to travel to Ja­bel Al Hafeet in Al Ain to spend the rest of the day cel­e­brat­ing Eid.” In­dian sales ex­ec­u­tive Na­jeeb Akram, 29, who lives in Mushrif in Abu Dhabi with his fam­ily, said: “We went for Eid prayer with my wife and son at a lo­cal mosque near our home. “We had lunch with fam­ily and friends, gave out sweets to our chil­dren and friends be­fore head­ing to the beach to cel­e­brate the fes­tive day.” Ahmed Ma­tovu, 30, a pur­chas­ing of­fi­cer from Abu Dhabi (pic­tured) said his fam­ily live in his home coun­try of Uganda, so he was spend­ing the day with friends. He said find­ing out how other cul­tures cel­e­brate im­por­tant days is a part of ex­pat life he en­joys. He added: “I am alone here without my daugh­ters and wife, but I will hang out with my friends in the evening.”

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