This photo is used for illustrative purpose.
The ‘Ramadan heroes’ campaign, launched by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority to mark the holy month of Ramadan, recorded a huge success, resulting in the distribution of 50,955 meals to basic services workers across Dubai.
The campaign, conceived as an expression of appreciation and gratitude towards the important services these workers provide the community with, was part of the Authority’s humanitarian initiatives that exemplify human cohesion and solidarity in a unique way.
Under the Ramadan heroes’ campaign, Dubai Culture provided Iftar (evening meal) and Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) to workers at Dubai Industrial City and other residential centres throughout the holy month, with the help of a large number of volunteers, who expressed their gratitude by delivering the meals to the needy.
Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture, said, "We are proud of what the campaign was capable of achieving. We succeeded in sharing our appreciation with this important class of the workforce and would like to thank our partners and volunteers who went above and beyond to ensure the success of the campaign. We are also grateful to the ‘Ramadan heroes’ that comprised contributors, conductors, and recipients. We will continue to perform our moral and social duty to promote the values of solidarity and encourage humanitarian work across the country."
Dubai Culture cooperated with ‘Dar al Ber Society,’ ‘Art Group for Good,’ and Talabat, with whom it created a virtual restaurant that allowed community members to safely provide Ramadan meals to workers in their homes and at Dubai Internet City, the largest regional centre for smart technology companies, including delivery applications, and Dubai Industrial City, which employs 42,000 people across the most prominent logistic companies and factories covering various fields, both of which are subsidiaries of TECOM Group. The partnership allowed the contributors to widen the reach of the campaign and deliver Ramadan meals using the latest technology.
To continue helping people in need throughout the country in the holy month of Ramadan, the Beit Al Khair Society has announced an extensive drive including Iftar meals to providing packages of food and other essentials.
The joy of Ramadan to spread the good deeds have been increasing every day thanks to entities in the private sector, who in collaboration with their partners, support the society they are working.
Donations poured in for the ’10 million meals’ campaign within a few days of its launch with philanthropists providing in-kind contributions through the call centre to support coronavirus-hit communities in UAE.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, praised the efforts of the UAE’s frontline workers after zero coronavirus deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The president’s comments were made as the US continues to flounder in its fight against Covid-19. A total of 67,417 new cases were reported on Tuesday, the country's highest single-day jump in cases since the pandemic began.
An Indian school principal in Ajman became the latest winner of $1 million in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draw held on Wednesday in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport.