Watch: Sheikh Hamdan meets children who helped clean up Dubai neighbourhoods after record rains

Sheikh Hamdan joined the kids as they browsed through some photos that captured how they used broomsticks and helped their community


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Photo: Dubai Media Office
Photo: Dubai Media Office

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2024, 1:38 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Apr 2024, 10:45 PM

Thousands of Emiratis came together in a major clean-up drive after torrential rains wreaked havoc in the country last week — and among those who came forward to scrub off neighbourhoods were little children.

On Friday, the Dubai Crown Prince met the Emirati kids. "We're all happy that you participated in the clean-up," he said as he sat with them in a circle. "After all, this is your country."

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A video shared by the Dubai Media Office shows how a huge group of Emiratis shovelled dirt and dust in a neighbourhood and how children held broomsticks with their little hands to help:

During the meet-up, Sheikh Hamdan joined the kids as they browsed through some photos that documented their contributions to the clean-up drive.

"Their participation underscores the importance of instilling in children a love for their homeland and encouraging them to embody these values in actions and achievements that serve both their families and society," he said.

The Crown Prince lauded the children for acknowledging their responsibilities as citizen of the country. This, he said, shows them the value of solidarity and cooperation at such a young age.

The meeting was attended by Alia Alshamlan, founder and managing director of Furjan Dubai.


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