DEWA and Carrefour Distribute 1,500 Iftar Parcels Daily at Dubai Airports During the Holy Month

Press release
Published May 23rd, 2019 - 09:47 GMT
During the event
During the event
To celebrate the spirit of Ramadan, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Carrefour have launched an Iftar initiative in cooperation with Dubai Airports.

To celebrate the spirit of Ramadan, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Carrefour have launched an Iftar initiative in cooperation with Dubai Airports. Volunteers from the three entities pack and distribute 1,500 parcels daily to passengers arriving at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Dubai International Airport as well as Al Maktoum International Airport. A total of 45,000 parcels are expected to be offered to travellers; each containing water, juice, dates and light snacks.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA commended the volunteers for dedicating part of their time to voluntary work to achieve their happiness and the happiness of society in general.

"At DEWA, we are committed to consolidating social responsibility according to a clear strategy and a number of humanitarian and philanthropic initiatives to serve society and strengthen the cohesion of its members. We are also keen to consolidate the spirit of volunteering among staff and encourage them to participate in various initiatives and community and charity programmes within an integrated system of social work. We thank Dubai Airports and Carrefour for their efforts in this initiative, which consolidates the role of the UAE as an incubator for tolerance and charitable and volunteering work,” said Al Tayer.

“This may be Carrefour’s third year running the initiative, yet the expression on the faces of passengers after receiving a parcel is one that we will never tire of seeing. I’m proud of our colleagues for offering up their time to volunteer and look forward to creating great moments for travellers throughout the Holy Month,” said Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Retail.

“The Holy Month of Ramadan is all about the spirit of giving and we are very pleased to be part of this noble initiative. The initiative brings great convenience for our customers who are fasting and happen to arrive at the airport at the time of Iftar, while for many others it’s a great opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality and to learn about an occasion that is observed in many countries around the world,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

The Iftar initiative exemplifies the shared vision of the three organisations in informing staff, travellers, and visitors about the importance of giving in the UAE society.

Background Information

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently for several years until then.


Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world. The brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 38 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

In 1995, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in City Centre Deira UAE and through the years, expanded to over 220 Carrefour stores in 15 countries across the region, serving over 200,000 customers a day.

Carrefour operates different hypermarket and supermarket stores to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 100,000 food and non-food products as well as thousands of household goods.

Carrefour is dedicated to rewarding its loyal customers and offering access to a unique and pleasant shopping experience through special offers and promotions throughout the year. Carrefour is committed to continued business growth in convenient locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to create great moments for everyone, every day. 

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