CASABLANCA: Many Moroccans flock to the shores of Ain Diab, a wealthy beachside neighborhood in Casablanca, to have iftar by the sea.
Yassine, who is in his 30s, told Arab News in French: “The sea has always held an irresistible fascination for me.” That is why, after finishing my management studies, I relocated to Casablanca. Breaking the fast on this beach is a change of routine for me in order to make the most of this holy month.”
“The fresh air puts me in touch with nature, far from the hustle and bustle of the big family tables,” said Abdellatif, who visits the beach with his wife to share iftar.
Others arrive in huge groups to catch up with friends and relatives or to play volleyball before breaking their fast.
“We are a fairly large group, and it is impossible for us to manage everything ourselves,” Hamza explained. So everyone brings whatever they want, and we make do with what we have for iftar.”
Ilham, a student who recently completed her final examinations, stated, “It is a pleasure to meet my friends in such a beautiful setting and share these moments with them over a good meal.”
Amina, another student, is taking in the sunset and the customary Moroccan foods her mother has prepared for her after a long day at school and fasting.
“I’ve been spending my free Ramadan days at the beach for several years,” Youssef, a regular at the beach, said. I sense a benefit for both my body and my mind from sports and prayer.”