Corporate Responsibility

Community Programme

We take pride in our commitment to the society and we have both initiated and supported activities that have contributed to the general welfare across environmental, sports and business sectors.

Dubai Autism Centre

Stemming from its social commitment to the UAE’s wider community, Dubai Holding donated AED 1 million to the Dubai Autism Centre (“DAC”) campaign. Launched on September 6, 2013, the campaign aimed to raise AED 50million and was held in collaboration with Emarat Al Youm newspaper.

The funds raised will be used to resume stalled works on the development of DAC’s new facilities which will increase the Centre’s capacity from 44 children to 250, and will ultimately bridge the shortage of special-needs education in the UAE. DAC’s new facility is located on a 8,426sqm plot of land in Garhoud, which was gifted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Earth Hour

Since 2009, we and our entities have participated in Earth Hour, demonstrating our continued commitment to the environment by limiting the use of electricity for an hour each year. Initiated in 2007 in one city, today Earth Hour is the world’s largest grass-roots environmental movement towards action on climate change and has become a global phenomenon reaching out to 1.8 billion people across 135 countries. At Dubai Holding, every hour is Earth Hour and our employees are encouraged to adopt energy conservation as a way of life.

UAE National Football

Dubai Holding partnered with the UAE Football Association and sponsored the UAE national football team. As an official partner of the Association from 2005 to 2008, we focused on promoting education, fan spirit and culture. As part of this initiative, Dubai Holding invited French football coach Guy Lacombe to share his vision with more than 100 UAE coaches from across the country. Dubai Holding also symbolised support for the UAE football team during the 18th Gulf Cup in 2007 with the largest football jersey in the region signed by more than 20,000 people. It became one of the symbols of the Gulf Cup’s victory in the hearts of UAE fans.