‘Al Halabi Supports the Year of Giving’

UAE President H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’, encouraging a culture of giving back to the community whilst enhancing the spirit of volunteering and loyalty to the nation. And what better way to celebrate this endeavour than by launching Dubai’s very first food bank, where low-income families and labourers will be able to get food donated by blue-chip companies such as Atlantis, The Palm; Armani Hotel; Aswaaq Supermarkets; Starwood/Marriott; and Al Rawabi Dairy.

Stocked with boxes of food as part of the Year of Giving, the food bank aims to help provide for the less fortunate, as well as reducing food waste. The food will be distributed at mosques across the emirate, where people who have extra food, and who have followed the hygiene instructions from Dubai Municipality, will also be able to donate and store it so that those who need food can take it. And it is here that Al Halabi stepped in, supplying and delivering 100 fridges so that food can be stored safely and efficiently.


Al Halabi, which has an excellent longstanding relationship with Dubai Municipality, is thrilled to be able to support such a venture. In fact, the Al Halabi family, which has supported a number of national initiatives over the years, took the decision to supply 20 of the fridges completely free of charge, whilst sharing the financial burden of the remaining 80 units.

The Year of Giving mirrors the approach adopted by the UAE ever since its formation, an approach based on helping others without expecting anything in return. This underlines the nation’s ‘love of humanity’ in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing ‘what it is to be human’. What’s more, there is no better time to launch this initiative than Ramadan, a time of fasting, charity, resolutions and reflection.

We wish you all the blessings of the holy month.

  • By Bilal Al Halabi, Al Halabi Ref. & Kitchen Equipment www.al-halabi.com


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