Commitment to community service:
Since its inception Dubai Ladies Club has worked with a number of non-profit and goodwill organizations, helping educate the public about their missions. In previous years, the club has organized or supported various fundraiser events to support the Gaza Crisis, Dubai Cares’ Water Bucket Campaign, Fundraising bazaar for Dubai Centre for Special Needs and many more. The club annual Events Calendar also features high profile signature charity initiatives such as Donate Your Bag and Ramadan Program @ DLC. The events department at Dubai Ladies Club also offers charitable organizations the opportunity to host charity events and fundraisers at the Club free of charge
Commitment to Art & Culture:
In line with Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision, Dubai Ladies Club supports various artistic and cultural initiatives for women and the youth in the UAE. The club is involved in numerous projects and provides both financial and moral support. The club has initiated and/or participated in a variety of Art & Culture Programs and Events such as Art Dubai, The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, Her Highness Sheikha Manal Art Exchange Program, Complete Woman Program and many more.
Commitment to Environment:
Dubai Ladies Club’s commitment to environmental sustainability includes participation in recycling programs, waste management practices as well as adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
In the past, Dubai Ladies Club has participated in city wide environmental projects such as Earth Hour, Save My Trees campaign organized by Emirates Environmental Group, Mobile Phones and Electronics recycling program organized by EnviroFone and many more. Regular eco-awareness campaigns are also promoted to mark annual events such as Earth Day in April and World Environment Day in June.
Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project:
Al Murjan Under the Royal Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, UAE; Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project is an initiative by the Dubai Ladies Club, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai and Traders Hotel, Dubai under the umbrella of ‘sustainability’ Shangri-La’s Social Responsibility initiative.
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Commitment to Social Development:
Focusing on Emirati women’s overall development, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently promoted Emirati talents through a number of educational and career-oriented professional programs to open avenues for women to channelize their strengths and contribute effectively to the social and economic progress of the UAE. The club has initiated and/or participated in a variety of Events such as Oriental Red Carpet Emerging Designer Contest & Fashion Show, Complete Woman Program, Art Exchange Program, L’Officiel Arab Woman of the Year Awards and many more. The Club has also sponsored and collaborated with external organizations to organize educational seminars healthy and wellbeing topics as well as hosted various bazaars that promote young Emirati entrepreneurs and home business owners.
Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project:“Every life has a beginning and this rock signifies a new one.
Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Under the Royal Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, UAE; Al Murjan Reef Rehabilitation Project is an initiative by the Dubai Ladies Club, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai and Traders Hotel, Dubai under the umbrella of ‘sustainability’ Shangri-La’s Social Responsibility initiative.
Inspired by the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women Establishment, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, UAE, who is also the Honorary President of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, Al Murjan – which means “coral” in Arabic – was borne out of her devotion towards the marine life sanctuary in Dubai.
Al Murjan will be the first community-based coral reef development project within the UAE. The project will seek to build capacity at the community level through necessary trainings to community groups in coral reef education and awareness; management planning; and long-term financing and sustainability. Through Ladies Dive at Dubai Ladies Cub – which is the first and only Diving Centre dedicated for women from the local community will have the opportunity to get involved through a variety of volunteer programs and special diving camps organized by Dubai Ladies Club in collaboration with Emirates Marine Environmental Group.
Aside from providing food and shelter for numerous fish and marine species, coral reefs in the UAE play important ecological, economic, recreational and cultural roles by protecting coasts from erosion, supporting commercial fishing and an array of recreational activities.Through the expertise of the Emirates Marine Environmental Group, the project will be done in three phases: acquiring as well as deployment of rocks onsite, transplanting of corals and follow up surveys.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remain committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees. Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La’s social responsibility programme consists of the two elements of “embrace” and “sanctuary.” Embrace focuses on Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. In sanctuary, the programme concentrates on Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. For more information, please access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.
The “Murjan” project is also supported by Barakat Trading and Regaltech.