This Ramadan, six of Saudi Arabia‘s most well known Youtube creators are coming together to hold the world’s largest virtual iftar. In collaboration with YouTube, the one-hour event will take place on Tuesday, May 19, from 6pm KSA time (7pm GST) and will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.
The personalities participating in this mega-collaboration are family blogger Mohamed Moshaya, fashion and lifestyle YouTuber Noor Stars, The Saudi Reporters, Anasala Family, Asrar Aref, and Omar Hussein. The online iftar will allow the unique opportunity to welcome everyone from friends, family, and viewers to celebrate together, from their own homes. This ingenious initiative not only manages to encourage the communal spirit of Ramadan but also helps maintain social distancing norms — an absolute win-win.
The livestream is set to take place on Moshaya’s YouTube channel and will begin at 7pm GST for a whole hour — a never before seen initiative to restore the essence of connectivity and sharing during Ramadan. “Ramadan is usually a time where friends and family gather in mosques and homes to break the fast and pray together. However with this global pandemic, Ramadan this year feels very different, which is why I decided to enlist a couple of my friends in the YouTube community to come together and turn this moment of isolation into a celebration,” said Moshaya, one of the hosts of this grand dinner.
“YouTube has always supported us creators and instilled the sense of togetherness in us, and we are very excited about being part of an attempt to break the world record for the largest virtual iftar! As The Saudi Reporters we always love to make history and reach impossible goals, so we are very excited and honored to be a part of this experience. And as content creators and YouTubers we love entertaining people, and especially in these difficult times we feel it’s our duty to do whatever we can to help people get through this pandemic even with something as small as drawing a smile on people’s faces,” added Abdullah and Abdulaziz Bakr of The Saudi Reporters.