18 Apr 2021
RTA holds various Ramadan events, supports others’ initiatives
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is holding diverse events during Ramadan in line with its customary practise during the holy month. The staging of such events is part of RTA’s social responsibility to different community segments.
“RTA’s drive to hold annual events and activities marking the advent of the holy month of Ramadan forms part of its social and humanitarian responsibilities. It is also part of its keenness to foster the spirit of cooperation, fraternity and volunteering to bring happiness to all community segments,” said Rowdah Al Mehrizi, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, RTA.
“RTA’s Ramadan initiatives include Meals on Wheels, which is rolled out for the eighth consecutive year, for the distribution of Iftar meals in collaboration with several entities. Over the past years, RTA distributed 60,000 meals to the needy and the teams observed all precautionary measures since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“RTA supports the Tolerance Iftar initiative held by the International Institute for Tolerance for the delivery of 2,000 Iftar meals costing about AED30,000 to the limited income group. About 36,000 thousand Iftar meals will be served to bus drivers in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent and Beit Al Khair Society. The initiative covers the distribution of 400 daily Iftar meals from the Emirates Red Crescent and 800 daily Iftar meals from Beit Al Khair Society in addition to 6,000 Iftar meals to workers, cleaners, security personnel at RTA’s Head Office and the Enterprise Command and Control Centre EC3, which involves the distribution of 200 daily Iftar meals in collaboration with the Dubai Charity Association,” she explained.
Among contributions to other entities in the Emirate, RTA supported the 100 Million Meals initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, by providing AED5 million to RTA Foundation. The step underscores RTA’s interaction with all humanitarian initiatives launched by His Highness to benefit the needy all over the world during the holy month of Ramadan.
Al Mehrizi stressed the compliance of RTA teams undertaking these initiatives with the current precautionary health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She also reiterated RTA’s commitment to actively engage in all social, humanitarian and charitable events during Ramadan given the huge social and humanitarian values and impacts of these practices on community members of different ages.