An Australian mother of two is the brains behind an incredible new initiative that allows us to give to those less fortunate than us, throughout the month of Ramadan. 

Sumayyah Sayed, came up with the idea of the Ramadan fridge for blue-collar workers, stocking one with water and snacks for Iftar. Proving such a success she started a Facebook group with more than 8,000 members and has new set up over 20 fridges across Dubai.

Read: Your Guide To The Best Iftars & Suhours During Ramadan

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One of the many Ramadan fridges spread across the emirate


Members of the campaign’s Facebook group have been donating food and drinks fruit to home-cooked meals to grateful workers, with some donors even using the electricity from their own homes to power the fridges. However, with the community vibe strong during Ramadan, big comapnies are now following suit, including OSN in Media City now hosting a share fridge.

Read: An Introduction IntoThe Meaning Of Ramadan

All the fridges are all labelled with invite signs written in various languages, including English, Urdu and Hindi. Sayed says: “One fridge can serve about 150 people a day.”

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A worker enjoying the benefits of the ‘share fridge’

Read: Halal Cosmetics On The Rise During Ramadan

If you want to take part in the fridge sharing concept, check out the Google Map of locations here. Alternatively, you can start your own Ramadan fridge. Just inform the Facebook group so they can add it to the list.

Read: Your Guide To Staying Fit While Fasting

The latest list of all of the fridges in Dubai:

Umm Suquim – Villa 40, Al Sayeef Street, Umm Suquiem 1

Jumeirah Village Triangle – District 7E, Street D29, Villa 18

Jumeirah Park – District 5, Street E-17, Villa I-17

Meadows 2, Street 13, Villa 6

Springs 11, Street 6, Villa 13

Springs 9, Street 5, Villa 46

Springs 5, Street 1, Villa 11

Springs 2, Street 13, Villa 17 (will start running later this evening)

Springs 1, Street 3, Villa 3

Dubai Investment Park, Villa 139, Greens Community

Jumeirah Village Circle, District 12, Street 3, La Casas, Villa 26

Jumeirah Village Circle, Street 2 entrance, Lotus Park, Villa 3

The Villa, CC7 Villa 17

Al Quoz, outside All Events Services office, 364 28A Street

Motor City, 166 Violet Place, Greens Community

Dubai Silicon Oasis, Semmer B97

Dubai Silicon Oasis, D158

Dubai Silicon Oasis, Cedre Villas, Cluster N, Villa 4

Palm – Golden Mile (at the Spinneys end) on the corner close to the Japenese restaurant

The Greens – Sharbatli Mosque (next to water cooler near the ladies prayer hall). There is an entrance right next to Seashell Cafe from the back of the building which takes you directly to the fridge. It’s open to the public & everyone is welcome. Please make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing when visiting the mosque.

Arabian Ranches, Al Reem 2, Street 1, Villa 75

Downtown Dubai/Business Bay, Executive Tower H

Uptown Motor City, Eastlands Pool House

Mirdif – at the mosque next to Lifco Supermarket

Al Barsha – at the Saleh Bin Lahej Mosque.

Al Barari Mosque Gate 4

Mirdif- at the mosque on Aswaaq St 71

The Palm – Canal 42, between frond F and G


Do your bit during the Holy Month of Ramadan and give back…

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