Orlando International Airport will introduce a Muslim prayer room in time for Emirates Airline’s nonstop flights in and out of Orlando.
The airport will spend close to $250,000 to build the 4,000 square foot prayer room, which is set to open for Emirates’ inaugural flight on September 1. The room will also feature an ablution area, carry-on-luggage bins and shoe racks, as well as directional signs for the Ka’aba.
The “Reflection Room” is an example of Orlando International Airport’s aim to cater to a diverse population for the coexistence of different cultures and meditative practices. With hundreds of new Muslim passengers entering Orlando on Emirates Airline’s new service, the airport wants to provide the amenities that would make them feel at ease.