Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Iftar food hampers for Abu Dhabi cabbies  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 02/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) For the fifth consecutive year the starwood hotels group is preparing iftar parcels for taxi drivers

Although large quantities of food are ending up in bins hotels’ iftar buffet leftovers can no longer be sent to the poor due to health and safety concerns.

starwood representatives handing out an iftar hamper to a taxi driver in abu dhabi last year. this year the ‘iftar for cabs’ will be held on july 16. — supplied photoIn the past red crescent used to collect this food pack it and distribute it to the needy across the city. but now hotels across abu dhabi are no longer joining forces with the charity to give away unconsumed iftar buffet food.As the representative of a five-star hotel in the capital says the main problem is that since most of this food has been taken out of refrigerators and “exposed” on buffets re-packing it represents a health risk. the fact that ramadan falls in the hottest time of the year doesn’t help either.The largest hotel group in the uae though is observing the charitable spirit of ramadan with its ‘iftar for cabs’ initiative.For the fifth consecutive year the starwood hotels group whose hotels include st regis sheraton westin w hotel le meridien le royal meridien aloft and four points is preparing iftar parcels for taxi drivers.“this year iftar for cabs will be on july 16” yves tarabout deputy general manager of sheraton abu dhabi hotel and resort said. “last year we gave away over 100 iftar boxes. it is a thank you gesture for the support taxi drivers give us throughout the year.”Sheraton boxes usually contain sandwiches salads sweets and juices. on july 16 one hour before iftar taxi dispatches will announce the names of the starwood hotels in abu dhabi dubai and other middle east cities taking part in the initiative.Other hotels in abu dhabi as well as entertainment parks have joined forces with the abu dhabi tourism and culture authority (adtca) to host a ramadan competition with daily prizes worth dh250000.The 26 tourism stakeholders will give away several prizes daily such as flight tickets hotel stay vouchers dinners spa treatments and gym memberships.“this year’s competition is more culturally focussed” said mouza al shamsi acting executive director of marketing and communications at adtca.“we hope they will (drive) people to research for answers.”Now in its third year the ramadan competition is asking daily questions about abu dhabi’s culture history and heritage.Run in arabic and english it may be entered by logging on to http://competition.visitabudhabi.aeSilviakhaleejtimes.com

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 7 2015 - Dollar price against Egyptian pound stabilises, market anticipates CBE's next stepDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) he price of the US dollar against the Egyptian pound stabilised on Monday after witnessing two consecutive increases on Thursday and Sunday, during which it increased by ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt- Are Ramadan charity campaigns backfiring?Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) A happy family gathering around Iftar after a long, tiring day of fasting turns into sadness and sorrow while watching a little girl on TV with a burned face crying out ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt- Holy month unleashes hail of donation campaignsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) With the beginning of Ramadan, a major burst of commercials asking for donations took over each and every TV channel. The excessive amount of commercials is not a foreign ...

 Jul 7 2015 - FIFA's Blatter unwittingly pinpoints football governance's prime issuesDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world football governance, ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Emaar Egypt shares decline to EGP 3.71 per shareDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Emaar Egypt's shares were traded at EGP 3.71 per share, lower than the price of their initial public offering (IPO), on the second day of Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) ...

 Jul 7 2015 - New budget of EGP 5bn allocated to Cairo Capital project: Housing MinisterDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) has adopted its new budget for the current fiscal year (FY) 2015/2016, valued at EGP 33.2bn, according to Minister of Housing ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt- Qalaa Holdings signs initial agreement to exit Misr Glass Manufacturing Company: Official statementDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Qalaa Holdings Company, alongside a number of Misr Glass Manufacturing Company share holders, signed an initial agreement to sell 15.18% of the latter company's shares to ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt- EATC organises annual meeting, suppliers currently stand by board of directorsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Egyptian Automotive and Trading Company (EATC), the Volkswagen and Audi agent in Egypt, held its annual meeting in an Iftar in the presence of Karim Naggar, EATC's ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt- Tetra Pak still pursuing recycling project, looks at other partnersDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Tetra Pak, a leading food processing and packaging solutions company, is still pursuing the recycling project it announced in 2013 with Akef Pack-tec, an Egyptian shopping ...

 Jul 7 2015 - Egypt -Ministry of Tourism sets cost of participating in 3 international exhibitions at â‚2,500: ETAADaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Ministry of Tourism set the cost for companies and hotels participating in the next three tourist exhibitions, which will be held outside Egypt until April 2016, at ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help