Residents can request to have their animals slaughtered through the municipal mobile app
Authorities announced that slaughterhouses in Abu Dhabi are ready to receive more than 7,000 animals per day throughout the Ramadan and Eid holidays.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality said preparations are underway at all slaughterhouses including the Abu Dhabi Public Slaughterhouse, Baniyas Slaughterhouse and Shahma Slaughterhouse to meet demand for carcasses during Ramadan Increase.
“With the increased demand for meat during Ramadan, all municipal slaughterhouses are well-equipped and ready to receive animals,” a municipal statement said.
The civic body noted that all slaughterhouses under the Abu Dhabi Municipality will operate from 6 am to 6 pm throughout the week during Ramadan.
Authorities said they had also doubled the number of butchers at all slaughterhouses in Abu Dhabi’s public slaughterhouse. Additional night shift butchers, cleaners and supervisors were also deployed.
Applicable slaughter fees will remain the same: AED 15 per goat/sheep, AED 40 per calf/young camel and AED 60 per older cow/camel. These costs include cutting up slaughtered sheep or goats into four pieces, and camels and cattle into six to eight pieces, depending on the client’s requirements. Additional Dh10 for special requests such as cutting sheep/goats, Dh60 per calf/camel, Dh100 per cow/camel.
New services offered by municipal slaughterhouses include home deliveries for interested parties and refrigeration of carcasses to prevent damage when traveling to remote areas.
Residents can also request the slaughter of their animals through the municipal mobile app.
All municipal slaughterhouses have strict health and safety measures in place, including thorough inspections of livestock on the market, in addition to pre- and post-mortem veterinary inspections by experienced professional veterinarians.
Municipalities have called on the public to follow health guidelines for managing carcasses during Ramadan and not to slaughter animals in residential areas or anywhere other than licensed slaughterhouses.
The Council reminds the public of the importance of veterinary check-ups to avoid illness and stresses the importance of seeking on-site veterinary advice on all matters relating to their health.