Dubai: Family members and friends took the first day of Ramadan to wish their loved ones a blessed and holy month, as social media and SMS were flooded with greetings.
Two Ramadan greetings stood out from the crowd and went viral in the UAE, garnering over 1.4 million views combined.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, posted a video clip of paper cutting art that depicted the essence of Ramadan, such as the crescent, mosque and cannon, as well as the emirate’s iconic landmarks like the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah.
The video, which was accompanied with the hashtag #Ramadan in both Arabic and English, received more than 9,000 comments from UAE residents who responded with their own Ramadan greetings to the Crown Prince of Dubai.
Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), also used Instagram to wish expats a blessed Ramadan.
“From the whole world to Dubai, they came bringing their dreams. Traditions, values, ambitions, united as one, in the holiest month. Ramadan Mubarak,” read the message, which showed Dubai and its melting pot of nationalities in an animated cartoon.