RAKTDA hosts special Iftar for orphaned children


In light of the holy month of Ramadan, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) welcomed over 50 orphans and their caretakers for an Iftar meal at Al Marjan Ramadan Tent, located at Puro Café and Terrace. 

The Iftar also entailed a number of fun activities and gifts to bring joy to the children.

Further to this, to commemorate Zayed Humanitarian Day, which falls on the 19th day of Ramadan every year, RAKTDA partnered with Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority to distribute hundreds of Iftar meals to taxi drivers in the emirate. This initiative comes in recognition of the key role taxi drivers play in supporting the tourism sector.

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CEO, RAKTDA, Haitham Mattar commented: “Giving back to the society and supporting the local community is an essential part of our new Destination Strategy, and the holy month of Ramadan inspires us even more to give something back.

“Initiatives such as these are an ongoing part of our commitment to the people of Ras Al Khaimah, and we are delighted to share happy moments with the children and our workforce at this special time of year. We chose Zayed Humanitarian Day to mark these initiatives, in line with the UAE’s dedicated ‘Year of Tolerance’, which encourages us to celebrate the values of tolerance and carry on Sheikh Zayed’s legacy and teachings,” he concluded.