Abu Dhabi: To ensure smooth operations during Eid Al Adha, Abu Dhabi City Municipality has expanded the capacity of its slaughterhouses to accommodate around 37,000 sacrifices and carcasses.
Additionally, the municipality reinforced the workforce by increasing the number of butchers, maintenance crews, and personnel responsible for handling the distribution of sacrifices and meats at each slaughterhouse. Furthermore, in an effort to enhance convenience and efficiency, the municipality has implemented smartphone applications to facilitate customer requests and ensure seamless service provision.
Furthermore, the municipality has equipped the outdoor areas of the slaughterhouses with air-conditioned tents and shaded pathways, in addition to providing chilled drinking water to accommodate the growing numbers of esteemed visitors. This special attention is particularly given to people of determination and senior citizens who frequent the slaughterhouses.
Slaughterhouse services are offered from 6am to 7:30pm during Eid Al Adha holidays. The municipality has designated Abu Dhabi Automated Slaughterhouse in the Zayed Port area to handle the preparation of sacrifices requested by the Red Crescent and through smart applications.
Additionally, Bani Yas Slaughterhouse and Al Wathba Automated Slaughterhouse have been allocated to receive and prepare sacrifices for the esteemed public, while Al Shahama Automated Slaughter has been assigned to receiving and preparing sacrifices from requests made through smart applications as well as those made by the general public.
Also, Abu Dhabi City Municipality has taken steps to increase the number of butchers in all slaughterhouses. In Bani Yas slaughterhouse, there are 150 butchers assigned to process around 13,000 sacrifices and carcasses, while Abu Dhabi Automated Slaughterhouse has 50 butchers to handle some 10,000 sacrifices and carcasses. Additionally, Al Shahama Automated Slaughterhouse has 50 butchers responsible for processing around 7,000 sacrifices and carcasses, and Al Wathba Automated Slaughterhouse has 45 butchers to process about 7,000 sacrifices and carcasses.
Specialised veterinary medical staff has been provided in each slaughterhouse to examine animals prior to slaughtering. After slaughtering the livestock, the medical staff conduct thorough inspections to ensure that its meat is suitable for human consumption. This is done to guarantee the production of healthy meat that is free from any elements causing illnesses, and to safeguard the health and safety of the community members.
Order on apps
Moreover, the municipality has made it easy and convenient for the public to request sacrifices through various smartphone applications such as “Zabehaty”, “ Zabayeh Al Jazeera”, “ Dhabayeh Uae”, and “ Halal Mazarana”. These applications allow users to choose the type of sacrifice, its category, weight, cutting preferences, and the desired delivery location. The available list of sheep in these applications includes all types of sheep found in the local markets, such as local, Kashmiri, Somali, Jordanian, Australian, and others.
HAbu Dhabi City Municipality urges the public to refrain from slaughtering their sacrifices outside the approved slaughterhouses. Doing so is considered a violation punishable under Law No. 2 of 2012 concerning the Maintenance of the General Appearance, Health and Public Tranquillity in the in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. To control this from phenomena, Inspection Directorate teams in the municipality’s sub-centers receive reports, follow up on them, and impose fines on violators.