Munich Airport has officially opened a newly
completed Muslim prayer room in Terminal 1.
Last year alone, routes to the Near East
accounted for some 870,000 arriving and departing passengers at
Munich Airport, and the traffic continues to increase.
Serving as a gateway to the Middle East is
Module C in Terminal 1, where airlines such as Emirates, Etihad
Airways and Oman Air offer flights to major centers in the region.
In addition to signage in German, English and
Arabic, the food services in departure area feature halal menu
selections. The prayer room now completes the facilities.
"We are very pleased to see the increasing
numbers of guests from Arab countries and are proud that we are
able to address their needs and wishes in this way," said Munich
Airport CEO, Dr. Michael Kerkloh.
Dr. Kerkloh also thanked the General Consul of
the United Arab Emirates for the support with the furnishings of
the new room, where men and women can pray separately. The decor
in the prayer room includes carpets from Dubai and paintings by a
In his speech, General Consul Mohammed A. Al
Romaithi emphasized the symbolic dimension of the new prayer room
at Munich Airport, saying that it is "emblematic of religious
tolerance and a deeper understanding among nations." He added that
this will not only foster mutual understanding between religions,
but will also go a long way to make Bavaria even more appealing to
the Arab world.
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