United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Police has recently launched a community awareness campaign entitled ‘Ramadan Al Khair’ (Ramadan of Goodness) in cooperation with Talabat-UAE. The campaign aims to distribute 11,000 Iftar meals among labours during the holy month of Ramadan.
Butti Ahmed bin Darwish Al Falasi, Director of the Security Awareness Department in the General Department of Community Happiness at Dubai Police, said that this campaign comes as part of the joint efforts and coordination with the delivery company, Talabat, to enhance security, spread awareness of adhering to laws and safety procedures in labour areas in the Emirate of Dubai.
Al Falasi stressed that this campaign, which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan, promotes the values of compassion, interdependence, and solidarity through a humanitarian action encouraged by our religion: “offering food.”
“The distribution of Iftar meals is an ideal opportunity to promote and spread the culture and awareness of safety and security among labours in both English and Urdu,” he added.
Al Falasi pointed out that this campaign is also a chance to educate labourers on their rights and duties, and ensure to keep the communication channels open to establish trust between the police and workers.
He also confirmed that this campaign is one of the most prominent community and awareness campaigns of the Dubai Police, indicating that it is at the top of the Security Awareness Department’s annual agenda in partnership with ‘Talabat UAE’.
He explained that the campaign comes in cooperation with the General Department of Human Rights, the Community Relations Department in the General Department of Community Happiness, Al Qusais Police Station, Jebel Ali Police Station, and Al Barsha Police Station to coordinate efforts and unify goals as per the strategic objectives of Dubai Police in enhancing safety and community happiness.
Meanwhile, Tatiana Rahal, Managing Director of Talabat UAE, said: We are honoured to partner with the Dubai Police to support the noble ‘Ramadan Al Khair’campaign by providing and distributing Iftar meals in various areas across Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan.
“This initiative reflects Dubai Police’s societal and humanitarian role and the efforts of the UAE in spreading the spirit of giving and tolerance among all segments of society and in various fields,” she continued.
“Ramadan is an ideal opportunity to reinforce Talabat UAE’s commitment to society in cooperation with the government and humanitarian agencies. We look forward to continuing cooperating with Dubai Police in supporting such initiatives,” she added.
Captain Hamad Al Shamsi, Head of the Labour Rights Section at the General Department of Human Rights, confirmed that this campaign is in line with their objectives of raising awareness among labours of all categories on their labour rights, and the channels of communication with the police to allow them to submit their inquiries, feedback, and complaints through the call centre 901.
He also noted that the Section works year-round, in cooperation with internal and external partners, to launch awareness and educational initiatives, programmes, and campaigns, in addition to conducting field visits to sites.
Lieutenant Salma Al Marri, General Coordinator of the ‘Ramadan Al Khair’ campaign, mentioned that the campaign, in cooperation with Community Relations Dept. and Dubai Police Volunteer Platform, has so far achieved 66 volunteer hours, with the participation of 74 volunteers, confirming the turnout of community members to register and participate in this noble initiative from the first day of the campaign.