To celebrate the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, DP World UAE Region launched several humanitarian and charity initiatives. This includes participation in the ‘Well of Hope’ project to contribute 17,400 litres of water to tackle the issue of water scarcity around the world.
The Ramadan Iftar programme was an initiative to distribute 200,250 meals during the holy month to over 17,000 deserving workers living in the company’s accommodation as well as the mosques located within the premises.
In addition, over 2,000 iftar boxes were distributed daily to truck drivers entering and exiting Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, while the Sahem Initiative supported 9,000 families and workers receiving Sahem boxes filled with food items contributed by the Free Zone staff. The initiative also saw Eid gifts donated to security guards as well as ancillary staff at the gates of the port and free zone.
DP World additionally carried out several community outreach programmes throughout the course of the month. This included the Farhat Eid initiative, which involved DP World employees purchasing and donating clothes and gifts for orphans and underprivileged families. Furthermore, DP World hosted an Iftar event with Emirati senior citizens, as well as an Iftar for its employees.