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Egypt Breaks World Record for Longest Iftar Table

June 3, 2019
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Following previous announcements of Egypt’s attempt to break a new Guinness record, the country has managed to snag a new world record for the longest iftar table on June 1. The record, breaking UAE’s 2,893.64 meters table record last June, went to enormous three-kilometer table which hosted almost 7,000 people in the new Administrate capital. The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) made the announcement for the attempt to make the longest ‘iftar table’ in the world earlier this month. An iftar ‘mercy’ table is a cherished tradition in Muslim countries during the holy month of Ramadan where the city’s poor and unprivileged are invited to break fast freely through the assistance of fortunate citizens. The event, attended by a representative from the Guinness World Records,  was followed by entertainment as well as a chance to tour the existing facilities of the new capital. Although the record was celebrated briefly on social media, many users took to criticizing the attempt for mis-allocation of funds; criticism also opened way  to inquire about the status of the capital’s funding by Chinese investments companies which has been rumored to be halted. The new administrative…

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