Dubai police on Sunday launched a drive to distribute 11,000 Iftar meals to the workers during the holy month of Ramadan.
The initiative, called Ramadan Al Khair (Ramadan of Goodness), is being held in partnership with Talabat-UAE and aims to promote security, public safety measures, and the values of compassion, interdependence, and solidarity.
Butti Ahmed bin Darwish Al Falasi, director of the Security Awareness Department, said the distribution of Iftar meals is an ideal opportunity to promote awareness of safety and security among labourers. The workshops are conducted in Urdu and Hindi to help keep communication channels open and establish trust between the police and the workers. Seventy-four volunteers have come forward so far to help with the campaign.
Managing director of Talabat UAE Tatiana Rahal said they were honoured to partner with the Dubai Police to support the noble initiative. Capt Hamad Al Shamsi, head of the Labour Rights Section, added that their team works all year round to support awareness efforts through educational initiatives, programmes, and field visits.
Captain Hamad Al Shamsi said that aim of the campaign is to increase the labourers knowledge of their rights and communication with Dubai police. He noted that the section partners with various stakeholders year-round to launch initiatives, and programs for this purpose. The drive showcases the United Arab Emirates (UAE) dedication to workers’ welfare during the Ramadan. The police urged the laborers to reach out to the call center on 901 for inquiries.