UAE: Know all about where to buy, order sacrificial animals for Eid Al Adha

The cost of the sacrificial animal will depend on its weight, size and breed.

Abu Dhabi: Celebrations are on in United Arab Emirates (UAE) as residents and citizens look forward to buying cattle for the ritual.

But where to buy the sacrificial animal? Is there an online delivery? Below is the information.

Where can you offer sacrifice in Dubai?

In order to ensure that the rituals are carried out without incident and in a humane manner, local authorities have set up specific locations where trained professionals will carry out the sacrifices in accordance with religious traditions.

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Animals can be purchased at cattle markets or ordered online through a smart app. Whenever bought from the market, one can take it to the slaughterhouses in the city.

How to purchase cattle through a smart App in Dubai

Eight smart applications are working with the Dubai Municipality to deliver sacrificial animals.

There are:

  • Al Mawashi
  • Al Murra
  • Alanood
  • Al Watania
  • Dhabayih Aldaar
  • Al Halal Al Tayyib Meat
  • Etihad Meat
  • Shabab Al Freej.

Proper health protocols will be followed with regard to home delivery.

These slaughterhouses are equipped with the latest technology. It has a combined capacity of nearly 900 animals per hour.

Al Qusais Abattoir (with 282 animals), Quick Eid Abattoir (with 300 animals), Al Quoz Abattoir (with 125 animals), Al Lisaili Abattoir (with 105 animals), and Hatta Abattoir (with 82 animals per hour) are among these slaughterhouses.

Slaughterhouse’s working hours

On the day of Arafah, the timings of slaughterhouses are as follows:

  • Al Qusais, Al Quoz, and Al Lisaili will be open from 7 am to 4 pm.
  • Hatta abattoir will be open from 7 am to 6 am.
  • The remaining will open from 7:30 am to 4 am during Eid.

Cost of sacrificing cattle

  • The cost of the sacrificial animal will depend on its weight, size and breed.
  • The starting price of an ox starts at 4,000 dirhams while goats and sheep start at 600 dirhams each. This excludes the cost of the slaughterhouse.
  • If you order a sacrificial animal through an app, a goat costs 880 dirhams, while an ox or cow costs 5,500 dirhams.
  • Notable, when placing an order through an app, the animal’s transportation to the slaughterhouse, collection, and distribution are the customer’s responsibility.

The much-awaited festival is celebrated across the world. People don new clothes, wear perfumes and offer special prayers.

Eid Al Adha is observed on Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH (Anno Hegirae in Latin or “in the year of the Hijra”). This year it falls on June 28.

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