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Orlando International Airport to open room where Muslims can pray

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando International Airport is opening a reflection room where Muslim travelers can pray.

Airport officials announced last week they were opening the room ahead of the start of service of Emirates Airline at the Orlando airport.

Direct daily flights between Orlando and Dubai start Sept. 1.

The flights are expected to bring more Muslim travelers to the Orlando airport than it has previously experienced.

Currently, Muslim travelers to Orlando International Airport must pray in public or in a nondenominational chapel.

The reflection room will have a place for pre-prayer washing, racks so worshippers have a place to put their shoes while praying and signs showing which way is north, south, east and west since Muslims typically face Mecca when praying.

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   Information from: Orlando Sentinel

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