Dubai Healthcare City Brings Together More than 100 Delivery Riders for Action-Packed Sports Day


DHCC’s Riders Sports Day was created to promote the importance of physical and mental health among delivery riders.

  • The event is the latest activation in DHCC’s Riders Corner initiative, a commitment to encouraging a healthy lifestyle among delivery riders in the emirate

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the enabling healthcare and wellness destination, organised and hosted an engaging Riders Sports Day on Wednesday, 30th August, at Danube Sports World, for more than 100 delivery riders from Deliveroo, Careem, InstaShop and Noon. 

The event gave riders an opportunity to participate in friendly competition across a range of sports, including basketball, football, padel and cricket, and was created to promote the positive impact of physical activity on mental health and overall wellbeing.

The Riders Sports Day is the latest activation in DHCC’s Riders’ Corner initiative, which strives to support delivery riders in the emirate and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Kawthar Kazim, Vice President Business Support, DHCA commented: “DHCC’s Riders Sports Day is part of our Riders’ Corner initiative and focuses on riders coming together and engaging in activities that can positively impact health and wellbeing while fostering core values such as teamwork and unity. The sports event not only provided riders with a well-deserved break but also demonstrated our commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of this important segment of Dubai’s workforce.”

Saad Hakim, a delivery rider who took part in the Riders Sport Day, added: “The sports day was great fun. It was nice to try out some different sports while having fun with colleagues and friends. Physical activity is important for your wellbeing, so it was nice to be given this time to get out and be active.” 

Riders’ Corner is a dedicated air-conditioned space at Society within DHCC for the emirate’s riders to rest, get access to drinking water and charge their phones. Since its introduction last year, DHCC has partnered with Careem, Deliveroo, Noon, and InstaShop to provide riders with health check-ups, ophthalmology screenings and vitamin supplements delivered by DHCC business partners.

About Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC):

Established in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has become the emirate’s specialized free zone in health and wellness services, and a leading destination for healthcare investments. The free zone is governed by Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA). DHCC benefits from the unique connectivity offered by Dubai’s location at the intersection of global roads, providing partners with an integrated business ecosystem with advanced infrastructure to support their success. Furthermore, DHCC offers a comprehensive range of business solutions covering start-ups to mega healthcare projects, as well as independent and visiting physicians. DHCC, a preferred destination for medical, wellness, academic, and research institutions, complements its offering with a selection of modern lifestyle options, providing its visitors with a wide range of hospitality, shopping, and entertainment features.