Ramadan Heroes continues to empower the spirit of giving


Dubai, UAE: The Ramadan Heroes campaign, launched by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) in cooperation with its partners talabat, Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) and the UAE Food Bank to support labourers and needy families across the UAE during the holy month, continued to encourage humanitarian work and contributions, benefitting over 34,000 people since its launch.

Since the launch of the Ramadan Heroes campaign, the beneficiaries received Iftar meals and talabat Mart Ramadan boxes with a total value of AED 268,810 from contributions by pioneers of charitable and humanitarian work, institutions and individuals throughout the country, reflecting the values of giving, cohesion and solidarity in the Emirati society.

Iftar meals and talabat Mart Ramadan Boxes can be purchased through the talabat application that would be delivered in coordination with the campaign’s partners, talabat, ERC, and the UAE Food Bank. Dubai Culture expects contributions to maintain momentum until the end of the holy month.

This campaign falls under the umbrella of Dubai Culture’s humanitarian community initiatives aimed at promoting the spirit of benevolence and spreading the values of giving among society members. It also comes within the framework of the Authority’s efforts to support the UAE’s agenda of achieving the global sustainable development goals, especially the second goal — ending hunger — as well as of ensuring food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. It also seeks to support the 100 Million Meals’ campaign, the largest food drive in the region launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide food support to needy individuals and families in the Arab Region, Africa, and Asia as well as to contribute to overcoming global hunger and malnutrition.

Iftar meals and talabat Mart Ramadan boxes are distributed in Dubai, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah through the respective UAE Food Bank branches, while donations in Abu Dhabi are delivered via ERC. Donations to Sharjah and Fujairah are delivered in cooperation with Sharjah Charity Association and Fujairah Charity Association respectively.

To donate an Iftar meal or Ramadan Box, please visit the virtual charity ‘Ramadan Heroes’ on talabat https://rb.gy/d8b2mh

About Dubai Arts & Culture Authority:

On 8th March 2008, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched Dubai Culture & Arts Authority to be the custodian entity of the cultural and creative sector in the emirate, based on its cultural responsibility towards Dubai and to help define it at the local and global levels, enabling and developing these sectors to consolidate the emirate’s position as an active global centre for creativity. 

Under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, the Authority is committed to enriching the cultural scene of the emirate, based on the heritage of the United Arab Emirates, and is working on building bridges of constructive dialogue between various civilisations and cultures to enhance Dubai’s position as a global centre for art and culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.

The Authority is also committed to reviving Dubai’s history and highlighting the splendid image of its contemporary cultural fabric through a series of innovative cultural initiatives, events and projects, as well as the cultural, historical and heritage assets it sponsors, including the management of five of the city’s notable heritage monuments, six museums, and eight branches of Dubai Public Libraries.

Dubai Culture is working to develop regulatory frameworks for the cultural and creative sectors in Dubai, based on the priorities of its updated strategic roadmap for the next six years and on the enablers that contribute to its realisation to seek and support talents and stimulate active participation from all segments of society. The aim is to create an economic system that stimulates creative industries and reinforces Dubai’s position as a global cultural destination, in addition to its cultural responsibility of safeguarding the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the emirate.

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority’s Ramadan Campaign:

During the Holy month of Ramadan, the Emirates Red Crescent Authority organizes charitable programs and initiatives across the country to embody the spirit of giving and humanitarian engagement in the holy month.

The Authority provides food, free ready meals, Iftar boxes, dates for the needy families, workers and elderly.

The Authority also provides Iftar meals, dates, and water for workers, and families affected by Covid-19, in addition to distributing Iftar meals for the first defense line staff and communities through embassies, as well as distributing Eid clothing and children’s toys.

About talabat:

talabat transformed the food ordering business in the Middle East when it launched in Kuwait in 2004. With a network of over 28,000 brands and over 48,000 branches, talabat has become the region’s home of food.

In addition to food ordering, talabat is also revolutionising the grocery ordering vertical in the MENA region. talabat Mart, the region’s first q-commerce store launched in Kuwait in October 2019. Without a storefront, talabat mart is delivery-only and provides hyperfast 30-minute delivery of groceries to customers. Currently, talabat Mart is now operational in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and Egypt.

Today, talabat lives to help people create and enjoy the moments that matter. With talabat as their trusted sidekick, customers can spend less time preparing food, shopping for groceries, and doing other unimportant tasks and more time doing what matters to them. talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food ordering and delivery.