Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
24 April 2012
And the camels ambling past the freshly painted red iron fence in Al Ain are no rarity either.
But the building itself is an oddity in the United Arab Emirates.
Under Islam, the official religion, burial is the only option when somebody dies.
This is the UAE’s newest crematorium – and the only one in the Gulf to have a non-Muslim graveyard alongside it.
Opened in January this year, it is intended to meet demands of non-Muslim expatriates in a country where an estimated 85% of the 8.2 million residents are from other parts of the world.
Read the full article at BBC News
Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.