Family Health
Festival Launched

DUBAI - The month-long Family Health Festival has been launched by Dubai Shopping Festival as part of its ongoing activities. The event aims at generating awareness among people of health problems such as diabetes, blood pressure and obesity.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 26 Jan 2009, 1:07 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:42 AM

The Family Health Festival will help residents gain knowledge of early detection measures, and offers useful details of risks, symptoms and prevention through an interactive medium.

Free health check-ups, talks, games and discount vouchers, among other incentives, are being offered at high footfall areas to acquaint the visitors about potential health risks.

“Changing lifestyles and current pressures lead to several health-related problems which lie dormant and are often detected too late. Public education is of prime importance. DSF undoubtedly provides a great leverage to disseminate vital information on health and well-being. We hope this initiative will go a long way in doing just that,” said Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Senior Vice-President of Dubai Health Care City.

Info Via SMS

Mobile phone users can now request for DSF events information via SMS. Users can get information on five random events of the day or request for specific events of the day.

“With a wide range of DSF 2009 activities taking place across Dubai, it will benefit tourists and residents immensely if they can get information about these events by just sending an SMS,” said Moza Al Akraf, Acting Director of eServices, Dubai eGovernment.

To request information in Arabic for five random events, users need to type DSF A and send it as SMS to 4488. The same information can be received in English by typing DSF E.

For information about DSF events taking place in specific locations, a user can send an SMS stating the category type to 4488. For example, for the schedule of events taking place in The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence in Arabic, a user only needs to type “DSF A WALK”. To receive the same information in English, the user should type “DSF E WALK”. Other category types include, SIGN for signature events; SEEF for Al Seef Road events; FREEJ for Freej Activities; SHOWS for Performance & shows; FAZZA for Fazza Championships and CONCERT for concerts.


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