Sheikh Hamdan texts Dubai residents, asks them to volunteer

Asma Ali Zain /Dubai Filed on December 8, 2017 | Last updated on December 8, 2017 at 05.53 am
Sheikh Hamdan texts Dubai residents, asks them to volunteer

The message provides a link to the app called 'Day for Dubai' which gives 14 categories for volunteering.

'Day for Dubai' is Dubai Crown Prince's new message to residents asking them to volunteer, even if it's once in a year, and show what one day of giving can achieve for the people and community.

Just a few days after the 30-day fitness challenge given by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai Government ended, he sent out text messages to Dubai residents on Thursday morning asking them to join the movement and become part of the community to volunteer.

The message read: "Join me on to reinforce Dubai's position as a global city of giving and as a centre of tolerance and compassion."

The message provides a link to the app called 'Day for Dubai' which gives 14 categories for volunteering. Some of them include children and youth, for people of determination, health, elderly and many more. The app is available for both Apple and android users and can also be accessed on the web.

All categories are further sub-divided and residents have the option of choosing whatever volunteering activity suits their particular schedules.

It also gives the options of upcoming activities about to take place in Dubai such as Dubai Marathon, World Government Summit, UAE National Sports Day and many more.

A message about the day also reads: "Day for Dubai - a novel initiative to show what one day of giving can achieve. Honouring the humanitarian legacy of our founding father in 2018, the Year of Zayed, Day for Dubai encourages everyone to share the gift of time by dedicating at least one day of the year to volunteering - giving back to those in need, improving and maintaining our city and our community. Giving can take on many forms including but not limited to volunteering your time, your skills, your passion and your compassion. Together, we can make Dubai the most giving city with just one day."

A number of residents, companies and organisations responded to Sheikh Hamdan's call and pledged to make a difference.

@CDA_Dubai @UAEmGov @DubaiPressClub were among the organisations that called upon people on Twitter to volunteer and make a difference.

Residents posted notes about receiving the SMS and how they would like to join and volunteer.

Besides, the volunteering options available on the app, residents can also register on,,


Asma Ali Zain

Associated with KT for 15 years. Covers health issues, Pakistan community, human interest stories as well as general topics for daily news or features.

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