The slaughterhouses of the Municipality of Al Ain City have enhanced their readiness at all levels in preparation for Eid Al-Fitr to meet the needs of customers and respond to the expected increase in the number of slaughtered animals.
Hassan Al Kaabi, Head of the Veterinary Services Department at the Municipality of Al Ain City, confirmed the readiness of Al Ain City's 11 slaughterhouses to provide the highest level of services according to the best global practices for beneficiaries. The municipality has increased the number of butchers and porters in the slaughterhouses and intensified regular monitoring of workers to maintain occupational safety.
He added that the slaughterhouses in Al Ain City employ 377 staff members, including veterinarians, butchers, and workers, with working hours extending to 14 hours daily, divided into two shifts from 6 AM to 9 PM at Al Ahali, Al Ameriya, Al Salamat, Sweihan, Al Hayer, Al Wagan, and Al Quaa slaughterhouses. Additionally, the working hours for the commercial slaughterhouse, Masaken, Al Faqaa, and Mifraq-1 have been set at 8 hours daily, from 7 AM to 3 PM. These slaughterhouses are distributed across all areas of Al Ain, applying the highest global health standards in slaughterhouse operations and veterinary inspections before and after slaughter to ensure meat is fit for human consumption and safely disposing of waste to maintain public health.
Al Kaabi explained that the prices for slaughtering livestock and camels during the holiday have not changed. It remains at 15 dirhams for sheep and goats, 25 dirhams for calves and young camels, and 40 dirhams for cows and camels. Additional fees, approved by the Municipality of Al Ain City, are charged for cutting the meat according to the customer's preference.

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