New Administrative Capital to Host the Longest Ramadan Iftar Table in the World
By Muhammed Aladdin.
In a recent announcement, the New Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) has stated that it is going to host the longest iftar table in the world, throughout the second half of the holy month.
It is expected that Egypt will break the Guinness World Record for the longest iftar feast table in the upcoming few weeks.
According to Guinness World Records, the current world title for the longest banquet table was held by the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department in the UAE. Last June, their event had a table measuring a whopping 2,893.64 meters, accommodating 6,000 people in what was later dubbed the largest iftar event in the UAE and the world.
With the aim of holding a new world record, the ACUD is inviting Egyptians to come together and celebrate the holy month of fasting in the longest, biggest iftar banquet in the world.
Under the slogan ‘Egypt Has Iftar in the Capital’, Khaled Al-Hosseiny, the spokesperson for the ACUD, has stated, “the aim of the banquet is to bring together Egyptians from all walks of lives,” according to Nile FM.
In March 2015, the New Administrative Capital development project has announced as part of the government’s effort to relocate the country’s population across its vast deserts.
The new urban center is being developed 45 kilometers east of Cairo in an attempt to lower traffic congestion, population density, and salvage infrastructure.
With its first phase completed, the development project has provided more than 170,000 job opportunities so far and is expected to do more for the Egyptian people in the years to come.
Initiatives such as ‘Egypt Has Iftar in the Capital’ is an attempt to attract more and more Egyptians to visit the New Administrative Capital, solidifying it as the country’s latest urban and financial center of the Middle East.