New Muslim Prayer Room at Munich

A new Muslim prayer room has been opened in Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, Germany.
The airport’s CEO, Dr Michael Kerkloh, opened the room at a ceremony attended by Mohammed A Al Romaithi, the General Consul of the United Arab Emirates; Ahmad Al-Khalifa, the head of the Munich Islamic Centre; and Salah Elenany, vice-president of the Bavarian Arabic Society.

Left to Right: Dr Michael Kerkloh, Mohammed A Al Romaithi, Ahmad Al-Khalifa and Salah Elenany at the opening ceremony for the new Muslim prayer room at Munich Airport (FMG)

Last year alone, routes to the Near East accounted for some 870,000 arriving and departing passengers at Munich Airport, and traffic continues to increase.  Module C in Terminal 1 serves as a gateway to the Arab world.  In addition to signage in German, English and Arabic, the food services in the departure area feature halal menu selections.  The prayer room now completes the facilities.
Dr Kerkloh said: “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.” The decor in the prayer room includes carpets from Dubai and paintings by a Jordanian artist.  General Consul Mohammed A Al Romaithi emphasised the symbolic dimension of the new prayer room, saying it is “emblematic of religious tolerance and a deeper understanding among nations”.