Ministry of Community Development Organizes Activities in UAE National Sports Day

March 5, 2019  

Duba, March 2019: Under the title “Emirates Unite Us”, the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) will organize several sports social activities as part of its initiative’s fourth edition coinciding on Thursday 7th March 2019. The UAE National Sports Day follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to participate and be active members in this national initiative.

On this occasion, the Ministry will organize different sports activities targeting senior emiratis, people of determination and community members in the community development centers and the Welfare & Rehabilitation Centers for People of Determination and other activities for the ministry’s staff in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The sports activities include a “one-hour Yoga” for the female staff in Dubai in addition to 40 minutes cycling with virtual reality screens. This kind of sports helps burn calories and reduces fat, the purpose is to enhance physical fitness and facilitate harmonious sports physique.

The Ministry will organize in its location in Abu Dhabi one hour walk for the staff at 8.00 a.m. while the staff in Dubai will join the football match in addition to other activities and healthy meals for the staff.

In its fourth edition, the UAE National Sports Day, highlights the role of sports in embodying solidarity and coherence among the community members to be a source of productivity and positive energy. It also comes as part of the participation of the federal and competent authorities with a variety of initiatives, healthy and sports activities to encourage the staff for more interaction, giving and solidarity.

During the UAE National Sports Day, the senior emiratis and employees at the senior emiratis happiness center in Ajman, will participate in different sports activities such as: one-hour walking, healthy breakfast, sports competitions, yoga session and distribution of sports bags.

As for the activities of the Welfare and Rehabilitation Centers all over the UAE, the students and staff of Fujairah Welfare and Rehabilitation Center and early intervention unit and Community Development Center in Fujairah will organize different games and activities.

Umm Al Qiwain Autism Center will organize an open sports day for the students and staff including: balloons games, basketball, search for circles, bocce game, badminton and sports exercises.

Dubai Welfare & Rehabilitation Center for the People of Determination targets 500 participants in the UAE National Sports Day through walking race, wheelchair race, bocce games, aerobics, bow and arrow games, tele match, parachutes, trampoline, basketball, physical fitness exercises, mobility activities, health corner and traditional games. Dibba Al Fujairah Welfare & Rehabilitation Center will host entertainment games, bocce match, badminton and walking hour targeting students, teachers and parents.

In Ajman Welfare & Rehabilitation Center, the students, teachers and parents will participate in walking and breathing exercises while Ras Al Khaimah Welfare & Rehabilitation Centers will also organize games several games and competitions for the students and staff of which: table tennis, badminton, volleyball and bocce.

In the Social Development Centers, the Social Development Center in Dibba will celebrate the UAE National Sports Day with a one hour walk, football match and sports exercises for senior emiratis, Additionally, Senior Emiratis Customers’ Happiness Center in Ajman will organize a sports event named “Early Brisk” to include a yoga session, sports march and health meals corner. The Social Development Center in Um Al Qiwain will organize a marathon, exercises and sports activities with the participation of productive families, members of the centers and 100 students from public and private schools.

Dubai Social Development Center will celebrate the occasion with various sports programs and activities to be held in Dubai Water Canal with the participation of Al Safa Secondary School for Boys, administration and teaching staff of the school as well as students. Fujairah Social Development Center will also organize several activities of the staff, senior emiratis, people of determination and customers. In Khorfakkan, students of schools and community members will attend the walking event, sports competitions, healthy breakfast and medical checkup tests.

The activities of the Social Development Center in Julphar will include a number of sports exercises, healthy meals and medical tests, while Sharjah Social Development Center will organize the initiative “Walk Unified” for the center’s members and women senior emiratis in Flag Island at Sharjah. Ras Al Khaimah Social Development Center will hold an open sports day for the UAE nationals and residents as well as the people of determination.

The nurseries of the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) will also interact with the UAE National Sports Day, whereas, the ministry’s nursery in Dubai Welfare & Rehabilitation Center for People of Determination with different entertainment sports events while the nursery of the Social Development Center in Ajman will also hold an open sports day with a variety of competitions for children.



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