This Ramadan season, close to 2000 guests visited the SMCCU for traditional Iftar meals at sunset. The dinners which were held each night during Ramadan, highlighted the customs, traditions, and religious activities that take place surrounding the breaking of the fast. Eight local Business Councils including the American Business Council joined us for private events as well as companies like Motorola, Jones Lang LaSalle, Aldes, Zurich, Clyde and Company, and Emirates Airlines FaceCard. Other notable groups visiting this year were Rotaract, American Women’s Association, Hult University and American School of Dubai along with visitors and guests from the UAE at our open Iftar Events. In addition, representatives of SMCCU visited BASF, Pepsico, Nokia, and Majid Al Futaim for Cultural Awareness Presentations about Ramadan. Our aim as always is to promote cross cultural understanding and the Iftar Dinners during Ramadan are a great way to interact with our youth volunteers. Thanks to all of our guests and Emirati hosts for making this Ramadan one of the highlights of 2012.