There is one organization (to my knowledge) that handles things related to religious activities such as zakat, donation, distribution of information about Islam, Umrah and Haj, Muslim reversion and a few others in Al Jubail. It is called Dakwah Centre.
During this Ramadhan, Dakwah Centre opens a few tents and provides free food. Anyone can go there and have his Iftar under the tent. Of course the fund is actually comes from the donation and zakat that being paid by the people in Al Jubail to the Dakwah Centre.
The other day, I saw many people lining up to get their food. The food is not to be brought back though :). Unlike in Malaysia whereby people can que to pick up their 'bubur lambuk', in here, the food is to eat there during the Iftar, together with the others. Afterthat, they would perform their Maghrib, Isya' and Tarawih prayer.
Yesterday, we went out a bit early to do our grocery. We passed by the area. Nobody is distributing food yet. I just managed to snap a few photos of the tent. It was huge. I think, it can accommodate about 1000 people at a time. Enjoy the pictures :).
Yesterday was Friday. It's holiday for the breadwinner of the house. It's supposed to be a holiday for me too I guess hehee.. So, I didn't cook for Iftar. We bought Beryani from a restaurant. I like this Beryani because it tastes so much different from the one that we have in Malaysia. It's not 'muak' at all (to me!). Sophea likes it too. The first time I tasted it (during our arrival in Al Jubail), I already love the taste. It was cooked in such a way the chicken is inside the rice. Whenever we order, they will take 20 minutes to cook. For a 1/2 dajaj (half chicken), it cost us SR15 (it was SR14 before). The rice is a lot. We ate the 1/2 dajaj meal for Iftar and Sahur too. I guess it's really affordable. I wonder whether they could make money by selling this one ;).
I didn't make any kuih either. We had a few kind of fruits though, Shammam (cantelope), Strawberry and Mango. Also, we had young coconut drink (in a can of course) that I bought from the grocery store. I went flat after the Iftar and felt so sleepy. In fact, I did take about 15 minutes nap after the Maghrib prayer. I guess its the coconut drink. Some old people said it would cause the pain of the vein. Is it true? I shouldn't have taken that next time during the Iftar.