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Egypt sets new record for longest Ramazan Iftar table

03:32 PM | 27 Jun, 2015
Egypt sets new record for longest Ramazan Iftar table
ALEXANDRIA (Web Desk) - The northern Egyptian city of Alexandria has set a new world record when it hosted the longest food table that fed thousands of Muslims breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramazan.

Representative of Guinness World Record Sida Shibaysi told the local media the seaside table in the Mediterranean city was 4 kilometers and 303 meters long, the local Al-Masry Al-Youm reported her as saying during a press conference on Friday.

Eight hundred people had to volunteer to make this happening.

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The official-state English language Ahram Online said 7,000 participants were registered to attend the event but the table could host 10,000 to have their iftar meals.

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Iftar is when fasting Muslims break their fast after abstaining from water and food from sunrise to sunset.

Attendees were welcomed to join the table, which was extended from Alexandria's Stanley to San Stefano districts, two hours before sunset where they were offered food by 500 servers.

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"The goal of this table is to restore the honourable tourist side of Alexandria," Alexandria Governor Hany el-Meseery said.

He also said that about 7,500 meals, provided with the help of the Egyptian army, naval and police forces were donated.

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The Cairo Post reported a group of young people called "The Radioactive Team" suggested the idea of building the extensive table looking to break the record set by another Iftar table in 2013. The team contacted restaurants, along with both private and public institutions to participate.

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The event was sponsored by various meat and fish restaurants along with the Egyptian Businessmen Association and The Chamber of Commerce of Alexandria.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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