H.H. Sheikh Mohammed honours Dubai's champions of change


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has honoured community heroes at a special ceremony in Zabeel Palace, describing them as " inspiring role models".

"We honoured a group of pioneers of social, charitable and voluntary work," Sheikh Mohammed announced on his official Twitter handle, after handing out the Dubai Appreciation Awards for Community Service.

Praising their ideas and initiatives, Sheikh Mohammed said Emirati society places a high value on charity and giving back to the community.

In the individual category, Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah and the family of the late Obaid Al Hallo were honoured with the "Community Service Necklace".

Meanwhile, Mohammed Saeed Al Ghaith, and the late Al Sheikh Mohammed Noor Saif Al Muhairi, were awarded the "Community Service Scarf".

The “Community Service Badge” was awarded to the late Mohammed Abdullah Al Qaz and Abdulsalam Mohamed Rafea.

And, in the corporate category, Majid Al Futtaim Group, and Abdulwahid Al Rostamani Group were given the “Community Service Medal”.

The Dubai Appreciation Award for Community Service, launched in 2013, honours individuals, private companies and institutions who demonstrate exceptional commitment to social responsibility and serve the community through initiatives and actions in the areas of social welfare, health, education and other fields in Dubai, without regard for profit or personal gain.

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