Community-run initiatives in the UAE promote the inclusion of people with determination in the Dubai Design District.
When Will The Unity Run Take Place?
The 2022 Unity Run will take place on Saturday, November 19, at Dubai Design District, according to Emirates NBD, a prominent banking organisation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT).
Who Is Organising The Event?
The Hamdan bin Mohammed Community Sports Initiative is the umbrella organisation for the Emirates NBD Unity Run, which is sponsored by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council and the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination (people with disabilities).
The Emirates NBD Unity Run is organised by #TogetherLimitless, the banking group’s central advocacy platform. Its goal is to make the UAE more diverse and to help people of determination be a part of society. It has developed over the years into an iconic, well-attended run that is now the premier event for people of determination in the UAE. Children and adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the Unity Run. People of determination and their friends and family are admitted for free.
What Will The Event Include?
The event includes a three-kilometre fun walk, a five-kilometre run, and a ten-kilometre timed run. Participants have the option of pushing strollers, running, walking, or using wheelchairs to get to the finish line. In addition to finisher certificates for everyone, there will be special spot prizes for the three-kilometre walk and trophies for the top three finishers in each race.
Who Is The Event Supporting?
The Emirates NBD Unity Run supports Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities and Senses Residential and Day Care Center and Emirates Red Crescent, two significant UAE institutions for children and young people of determination.
According to Moadh Bukhash, Chief Marketing Officer, Emirates NBD Group, they are happy to continue to support the Unity Run for the sixth consecutive year as part of their long-term commitment to including people of determination. They are thrilled to support this open-minded initiative that brings UAE citizens from all backgrounds together to support a single cause.
Why Is The Event Significant?
According to Ali Omar, Director of the Sports Events Department at Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Sports Council is delighted to participate in this fantastic event, which Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid sponsors. The Unity Run is significant because it assists people of determination and donates the proceeds to charitable causes. It is a good community event because many people with disabilities will participate. The funds will benefit the Al Noor Centre for People of Determination, the Senses Residential and Day Care Centre, and the Emirates Red Crescent.
This event also confirms the Dubai Sports Council’s role in spreading awareness of the importance of exercising and staying physically active across all sectors of society. The Dubai Sports Council does this by organising and supporting sporting events that strengthen Dubai’s position as a preferred global sports destination.