The Ramada Downtown Dubai has formalised a CSR policy with the UAE’s Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) with a memorandum of understanding that provides support throughout the year for activities organised by the society.
According to General Manager Samir Arora, under the hotel’s new Hope For Cancer initiative, the hotel will offer selected patients and their family
complimentary accommodation to enable them to enjoy all the entertainment and excitement of the Dubai Mall, BurjKhalifa and other attractions in Downtown Dubai.
“In consultation with FOCP, we will be extending invitations to come and stay for free, offering half board plus tickets for an afternoon at Reel cinemas or a trip up to the top of the world’s tallest building, BurjKhalifa,” he said.
“As a hotel, what we do best is to provide comfort and hospitality so what better way to support the commendable work of FOCP than by offering cancer patients time away from home where they and their families can enjoy all the activities of Downtown Dubai, from the aquarium and underwater zoo to the ice rink, SEGA Republic and KidZania®at the Dubai Mall, plus the dancing fountains and the majesty of BurjKhalifa.”
The Ramada Downtown Dubai has already hosted a FOCP team lunch and will also be arranging cancer awareness activities and fund-raising for Hope For Cancer, a programme that has been welcomed by FOCP as a prime example of CSR activities.
“The hotel is a model to the rest of the world on how giving is done from the heart and soul of the individuals and embedded into the DNA of an organisation – we are so proud to be able to send our patients and their families to the Ramada Downtown Dubai,” said a FOCP spokesperson, who added that feedback from the first guest hosted at the hotel had been phenomenal.
“She was extremely touched, and the stay moved her to joy … we thank the team behind the scenes for all they did to make the stay a success.”
FOCP is a charitable, volunteer-based foundation established in 1999 that provides financial and emotional support for UAE cancer patients, distributes information and runs programmes for prevention and early detection as well as workshops and free cancer screening.
About the Ramada Downtown Dubai
Situated within Dubai’s most affluent and vibrant district, Downtown Dubai, the Ramada Downtown Dubai is only five minutes’ walk from Dubai Mall and BurjKhalifa the world’s tallest building. The hotel offers 181 spacious luxury suites including studios, one- and two-bedroom units, plus one unique four-bedroom penthouse with unrivalled views … all suites feature large bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bathtub, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. In addition, the hotel has a temperature controlled swimming pool, badminton and squash court, a modern gym and a day care centre for children.
For more information about the hotel please visit http://www.ramadadowntowndubai.com
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