RAK Properties PJSC, one of the biggest property developers listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, has reinforced its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives by conducting two high-impact activities earlier this week.
The company first teamed up with the Preventative Medical Centre and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah to organize a blood donation drive in the retail boulevard of Julphar Avenue on June 9th, which saw more than 100 participants donate blood. On June 10th, RAK Properties initiated another activity called ‘Heat Stroke & Hydration Scheme’ for the labour force in Mina Al Arab, which involved a team of medical experts visiting the construction sites of the Flamingo Villas and Bermuda projects, and advising workers about dealing with heat stress during summer and the importance of staying hydrated. As part of this campaign – which was conducted in collaboration with the Health Education & Communication Department – lunch boxes were handed out to the workers.
Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, CEO, RAK Properties, said, “We have always given high priority to community-oriented activities as part of our broader CSR agenda. We are pleased that the two recent initiatives we conducted turned out to be highly impactful. The blood donation drive for instance saw many participants, including company staff, voluntarily donate blood, recognizing the importance of maintaining adequate stocks in the blood banks given the limited shelf life of stored blood.”
“Similarly the ‘Heat Stroke & Hydration Scheme’ was an important activity as we head into the peak summer months. The goal of this initiative was to spread awareness among the 1,350 plus workers spread across the current construction sites in Mina Al Arab, about the importance of staying well hydrated and taking short rests to prevent heat-related illness,” he added.
RAK Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market, is a real estate development company established to implement the emirate’s plans to promote real estate, tourism and leisure facilities in RAK and invest in interesting projects. It is intended that its activities will encourage economic growth in the UAE in general and Ras Al Khaimah in particular. The company launched its first project, Julfar Towers – a 45-storied twin office and residential project at a cost of AED 500 million – in February 2006 followed by Mina Al Arab – spread over 43 million sq. feet at a cost of AED 10 Billion – in May 2006. It also launched RAK Tower in Abu Dhabi at Cityscape Dubai.