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Amazon To Deliver Thousands Of Iftar Meals Across The UAE

The e-commerce giant has partnered with the UAE Food Bank to deliver 50,000 kg of food during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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Amazon UAE has announced plans to continue its long-standing collaboration with the UAE Food Bank for the launch of the 2024 edition of “Iftar on Wheels”, a meal donation program supporting thousands of families in need. Now in its fourth year, the partnership will leverage Amazon’s massive fulfillment network to pack and distribute 50,000 kg of Iftar meals across the Emirates during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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Over the last four years, Amazon has contributed to delivering millions of fresh meals and grocery supplies to underserved communities. The 2024 edition of the Iftar on Wheels program will also kick off a company-wide volunteering initiative that will see employees dedicating thousands of hours to delivering produce to vulnerable families across the UAE.

Regarding the partnership, Manal Bin Yaroof, Executive Director of the UAE Food Bank, said, “The UAE Food Bank aims to entrench the values of social responsibility and volunteerism among individuals and organizations. We do this through sustainable partnerships with various entities to raise awareness and help reduce food waste in the country. Our partnership with Amazon is now in its fourth year and we are very happy to work together once again for the Iftar on Wheels program. Through Amazon’s scale and logistics expertise, we will further our goals by delivering meals to as many underprivileged people as possible during the Holy Month of Ramadan”.

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Iftar on Wheels is a part of Amazon’s wider global efforts to reduce food insecurity for underprivileged communities. As part of that process, the company continues to provide vital support to local partners in all of its operational regions who share the same commitment.

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Prashant Saran, Director of Operations, Amazon MENA, said, “The Holy Month of Ramadan reminds us of the people who need our compassion. Amazon is committed to working side by side with local partners to make a positive impact in the community. This is a special time of the year when we continue to serve customers while at the same time utilizing our scale and expertise as a force for good in the community”.

Since its UAE launch, Amazon has continued to strengthen its presence and boost the order fulfillment experience for local customers. Today, Amazon’s operations network in the UAE spans three fulfillment centers, another three sorting centers, eight delivery stations, and a vast network of small and medium logistics businesses working as Delivery Service Partners.

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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.

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Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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