Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with investments in 31 countries, today confirmed its Ramadan initiative Gift It Forward, organised in partnership with the Community Development Authority (CDA), has packed and distributed approximately 7,200 gifts out of its 8,000 target. Set to repurpose more than 70,000 new items before Eid into unique, one-of-a-kind gifts to blue-collar workers and low-income families across Dubai, Dubai Holding, its companies as well as its partners Azadea and Apparel Group have completed six packing and distribution events involving more than 150 volunteers.

In line with the Dubai Holding Sustainability Strategy, Gift It Forward not only helps to reduce waste, but also reinforces the importance of mindful consumption with the value of giving.


The video comprises footage from one of the initiative’s packing events as well as short interviews with the official spokespersons of Gift It Forward.

  • Official spokesperson 1: Huda Buhumaid, Chief Impact Officer, Dubai Holding.

  • Official spokesperson 2: Huraiz Al-Murr bin Huraiz, CEO of Social Care & Development Sector, Community Development Authority.

For further information, please contact:
Salma Madhoun
Senior Manager – Corporate Communications
Dubai Holding


Dubai Holding is a diversified global investment company with investments in 31 countries and a combined workforce of nearly 40,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding touches the lives of millions of Dubai residents and visitors through its extensive portfolio of over AED 146 billion worth of assets that support the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai’s economy across 10 key sectors: Real Estate, Hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment, Media, ICT, Design, Education, Retail, Manufacturing & Logistics and Science. 

Our portfolio is comprised of five leading companies: Dubai Holding Real Estate, one of the largest landowners and integrated master developers in Dubai;  Dubai Holding Asset Management, which offers a world-class portfolio of 10 business districts, 20 retail destinations and 15 residential communities that collectively enable business and tourism activity as well as an enriched living experience for residents; Dubai Holding Hospitality, which manages leading hospitality assets and a diverse collection of unique F&B concepts as well as top-notch hotel brands including Jumeirah, Dubai Holding’s flagship hospitality brand and global luxury hotel company; Dubai Holding Entertainment, which comprises Dubai’s leading leisure attractions, media and entertainment venues such as Ain Dubai, Global Village, Dubai Parks and Resorts, ARN, and Roxy Cinemas, amongst others; and Dubai Holding Investments, a dedicated vehicle responsible for developing and implementing the Group’s investment strategy, and managing a diverse portfolio of strategic and financial investments across public and private markets in the UAE and internationally. Focused on long-term and sustainable value creation, it has investments in Warsan Waste Management Centre, Du and Azadea, as well as joint ventures and partnerships with Brookfield, Emaar and others.