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Dubai World, companies join forces to strengthen ties with community.

Summary: Dubai World, along with its flagship companies DP World, Economic Zones World, Istithmar World, Nakheel and Dubai Maritime City, today announced the setting up of a Ramadan Tent at Tamani Hotel at the Dubai Marina with the aim of raising funds for charity. The tent and its activities are in line with the leading global investment group's commitment to humanity and its policy of respecting tradition and culture.

Dubai World, companies join forces to strengthen ties with community

Ramadan Tent reflects true spirit of Holy Month, group's care for traditional values: Proceeds to go to charity

Dubai World, along with its flagship companies DP World, Economic Zones World, Istithmar World, Nakheel and Dubai Maritime City, today announced the setting up of a Ramadan Tent at Tamani Hotel at the Dubai Marina with the aim of raising funds for charity. The tent and its activities are in line with the leading global investment group's commitment to humanity and its policy of respecting tradition and culture.

The tent, which will cater to the entire Dubai World family, including employees from all its group companies, will host a variety of cultural, and entertainment activities and contests aimed at encouraging inter-company social interaction at all levels. The tent will also be open to the general public.

Proceeds from the tent will be donated to various charity organisations.

Farid Mohammed Ahmed, Secretary General of Dubai World said: "The Ramadan Tent is the expression of Dubai World's commitment to culture and tradition and to encourage congeniality among employees from our various companies. The funds we intend to raise for charity underline our commitment to social welfare. Dubai World considers it its moral responsibility to help and support the needy. Even as the Group achieves bigger goals, Dubai World and its companies realise that their roots are running deep in our traditions. The tent will reflect this vision."

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World -- UAE, said: "It is our dedication to community welfare that prompted DP World to join the Ramadan activities in the full spirit of the Holy Month. The various activities at the tent will offer the right ambience for closer social interaction. We are proud to be part of this combined effort, to raise money for charity, and give back to the community."

Ibrahim Al Janahi, Senior Vice-President of Economic Zones World, the world's leading developer of economic zones, said: "Ramadan is the time when we feel and care more for others. We know what it means to get closer to people and to establish stronger ties amongst our employees and between Economic Zones World and its customers. As partners in the Dubai World Ramadan Tent, we are achieving this objective."

Speaking on behalf of Istithmar World, the group's premier investment arm, Ahmed Bin Fahad, Chief Executive of Istithmar World Ventures, said: "We are delighted to work closely with the various Dubai World entities for this unique cultural and community initiative. It makes us extremely proud to be able to reach out and touch the lives of those in need during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Such activities are representative of Istithmar World's commitment to the community at large, in that, they not only facilitate closer interaction between diverse socio-economic groups, but also enable community welfare programme, which is the real essence of Ramadan." Manal Shaheen, Director of Sales, Marketing and Customer Services, Nakheel, the group's premier real estate developer, said: "As leading promoters of closer community living, Nakheel is proud to co-host the Dubai World Ramadan Tent. Through this we are becoming partners of a highly meaningful act aimed at spreading joy and happiness."

Ali Al Daboos, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Maritime City, said: "Ramadan is all about togetherness, when families and friends come together to celebrate the Holy Month. By sponsoring the Dubai World Ramadan Tent, Dubai Maritime City and its sister companies are carrying that spirit forward and marking Ramadan as one corporate family." The Dubai World Ramadan tent will be active throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. It will host Dubai World business units, its employees and their guests for Iftar Buffets and Suhour. There are various entertainment activities during the after-Iftar hours, including live band performances, quizzes and chess competitions. 2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

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