Over the past few years, the Ramadan sharing fridge project, which sees members of the public anonymously donate food to fridges on the streets across the city, has seen a remarkable uptake.
Now in its fourth year in Dubai, an updated Google Map with the location of the city’s sharing fridges has been made public, so you can find ones near you with ease.
Today, there are some 165 different sharing fridges available across Dubai on the map right now, in locations from Dubai Marina to JVC, up to Al Khawaneej, and practically everywhere in between. New fridges appear across the month, and last year the number of fridges more than doubled from its starting point of 88 at the start of the month.
According to the team running the initiative, the fridges show appreciation and respect for one another at a time of year that’s synonymous with giving and generosity – and are filled and emptied on average 20 times per day. The team says each filling each fridge to capacity takes roughly three donators to bring each fridge to capacity – so the scale of the operation is vast.
If you want to get involved, find a local fridge and pay a visit – the most popular items to donate are drinks, water, laban, dates, biscuits, fruits and vegetables.