- Purpose-built air-conditioned space at Society, DHCC’s newest community-focused urban dining and retail destination, will provide riders with shade, water, and access to healthcare services
- DHCC partners with CMC Dubai, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and Al Manara Pharmacy to offer periodic health checkups and vitamin supplements for riders
Dubai-: Food delivery riders now have a dedicated space to rest, recharge their health and phones while they wait at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare and wellness freezone. Riders’ Corner-DHCC is located alongside Society, DHCC’s newest community-focused urban dining and retail destination in Al Razi Medical Complex (Building 64).
The new CSR initiative features a custom air-conditioned space providing the riders with a place to rest and get access to drinking water and phone charging stations. Riders will be also given access to complimentary periodic health check-ups and healthcare services and products as part of a collaboration with DHCC partners Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC Dubai), Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and Al Manara Pharmacy.
The launch of Riders’ Corner-DHCC demonstrates the free zone’s commitment to maintaining the health and wellness of the widest possible segment of Dubai society.
“As Dubai’s healthcare and wellness freezone we feel it is our responsibility to assist as many people as possible within our society. The delivery riders are a vital workforce in the emirate braving the weather elements throughout the year, to serve the city’s residents,” said Jamal Ahmad Abdulsalam, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of DHCC.
“They are the backbone of modern Dubai, and it is vital they stay healthy and hydrated. Riders Corner-DHCC is our way of saying thank you, giving back and keeping the emirate moving forward in line with the wider health strategy.”
In response to Dubai Can initiative, DHCC has installed drinking water dispensers at the Riders Corner to facilitate riders access to cooled drinking water. Launched earlier this year, Dubai Can aims to reduce consumption of single-use plastic water bottles while ensuring that everyone in the city has access to free and safe drinking water.
DHCC has partnered with key stakeholders to bring Riders Corner to life. CMC Dubai will provide complimentary periodic health check-ups to the riders, while Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai will offer ophthalmology screenings. Al Manara Pharmacy has partnered with the initiative to provide riders with a nutritional pack of vitamin supplements.
“Riders Corner is the latest CSR initiative by Dubai Healthcare City, which has a long history of organizing various initiatives to Dubai’s labour force,”. “Our business partners play a key role in guaranteeing the success of our CSR initiatives and we are keen to collaborate closely with them to launch more meaningful initiatives at our community.” added Abdulsalam.
For his part, Dr Ali Ahmad Elhaj from CMC Dubai said: “It is our honour to collaborate with DHCC on the ‘Riders’ Corner’ initiative to provide health check-ups to delivery riders. I speak on behalf of everyone at CMC when I say that more than ever, the pandemic has really highlighted the key role this segment of the Dubai workforce plays in keeping the country moving. We look forward to being able to give back to the community through ‘Riders Corner’ and future CSR initiatives.”
On the other hand, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Managing Director, Elhadi Hassan, said: “As a world leading eye care provider, CSR is part of our ongoing commitments to our community. We are honored to be selected by DHCC as one of the key partners for this noble initiative, and we look forward to helping this vital workforce members in our community.”