14 Jul 2015 07:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a charity Iftar for 10,000 workers at the Saadiyat Accommodation Village in Abu Dhabi.
event was organised by the airline’s Sports and Social Committee on 6 July
with the spirit of sharing and caring during the Holy month of Ramadan, Etihad
Airways’ employees contributed generously to the event, purchasing thousands of
Iftar vouchers to cater for the workers meals.
than 300 employees volunteered to distribute meals to the workers at the event.
They also gave out blankets, shaving kits, packets of nuts, socks, and eye shades, donated by
Etihad Airways Procurement and Supply Management and Guest Experience
departments, to the 10,000 workers.
The charity Iftar was
organised in cooperation with the Tourism Development and Investment Company
(TDIC) and Hirmas Real Estate who assisted with approvals and event logistics.
Almehairbi, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President Government and Aero-political Affairs and the Sports and Social Committee Chairman, said: “Through
our Sports and Social Committee, we conduct various initiatives during the year
to support humanitarian and charitable causes, while fostering an environment
of engagement and inclusion among our staff, partner airlines and the local
the generous contributions of our employees helped us organise a successful
charity Iftar for workers, making the Holy month of Ramadan a remarkable experience
for all, and importantly, engaging the workers community in
During the holy month of Ramadan, the
Sports and Social Committee implemented several sports and community
initiatives which raised more than AED 280,000 to support charitable causes
both in the United Arab Emirates and worldwide.
Sport initiatives included a Ramadan Charity Football Tournament, and tennis and table tennis
open days. Other charity events were organised under the theme of ‘Share your
blessings this Ramadan’ and comprised a Ramadan garage sale at Etihad Airways Head
Quarters, and a visit to Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre to put a smile on the
faces of children with severe disabilities.