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17 Jul, 2014

Sydney businesses targeting Ramadan revenues, says expert

It is one of the holiest times of the year for Muslims around the world, and for some it is also one of the busiest.

In between the feasting and fasting, there is a great deal of buying, selling and, importantly, giving occuring around Australia during the month of Ramadan.

Sales of halal meat skyrockets, while restaurants offer special set Ramadan menus. Even travel agencies are busy, offering package tours of a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Tarik Houchar, who runs the Muslim women’s online fashion store Hijab House in Parramatta in Sydney, said his profit surges fourfold during the period.

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