|09 October, 2019

Khalid Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed inaugurates 'Abu Dhabi Moments' initiative as part of Ghadan 21

Mugheer Al Khaili: Abu Dhabi Accelerated Development Program Ghadan 21 recognises the community's aspirations and enhances the quality of life

Khalid Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed inaugurates 'Abu Dhabi Moments' initiative as part of Ghadan 21
  • Sultan Aldhaheri: Abu Dhabi Moments is an initiative that embraces the cultural diversity in Abu Dhabi community
  • The public can visit Abu Dhabi Moments Tent on 10th and 11th October to find out more about the activities that will be launched

Abu Dhabi, UAE: H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has inaugurated today the Abu Dhabi Moments initiative, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Accelerated Development Program Ghadan 21,and aims to enhance community spirit and build a strong sense of community through a range of recreational, cultural, sports and other activities that will go on in Abu Dhabi till the end of 2019.

The initiative will be officially launched on 17 October 2019 by the Abu Dhabi Community Development Department to bring individuals and families together in a family-like atmosphere that celebrates all members of the community of different nationalities and cultures through 30 events and activities to be held in 5 main areas within Abu Dhabi. The activations areas will be: Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi Cornish, Al Bateen, Al Hudayriat Island, and downtown Abu Dhabi.

This was announced during a ceremony organized by the Department in the presence of more than 150 government leaders , senior and high ranking officials , in addition to representatives of the private sector, media and press.

The Abu Dhabi Moments initiative, is one of the initiatives of Ghadan 21, the Accelerated Development Program that was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council , with a budget of Dh50  billions to realize and to achieve the vision of Abu Dhabi Government , and to cement positioning Abu Dhabi as one of the best place in the world to do business, invest, visit,  live and work

In this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development, said: “The Government of Abu Dhabi builds upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and the directions of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to ensure attention and care is given to all members of the community. Abu Dhabi’s Accelerated Development Program- Ghadan 21 was developed to make the emirate one of the best places in the world to do business, live, work and visit.  

His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili added: “Abu Dhabi Moments initiative focuses on two of  the four pillars of Ghadan 21; social and livability. ; Based on this, we are working with a broad vision to strengthen the existing partnership with the community, through the adoption of event  that enhance social cohesion and community engagement.

Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili continued: “The Department of Community Development, is committed to providing a dignified life for all members of the community, regardless of their culture, nationality and age group. We work hand in hand with social entities and the private sectors to assure the identity of Abu Dhabi as a hub for peaceful cohabitation for individuals and communities from different cultures.

Al Khaili stressed that the Abu Dhabi community is characterized by cultural and intellectual diversity, with members who are passionate to give and serve the nation and the society. The Abu Dhabi moments initiative launched by the department came to build a human bridge to enhance community spirit, social connection and interaction between all community members and segments.

The Chairman of the Department of Community Development pointed out that the first quality of life questionnaire carried out by the department in 2018 highlighted the need for a range of initiatives that encourage community engage through creative and collaborative activities.

For his part, Sultan Al Mutawa said: “When designing events and activities, diversity was taken into consideration as there are citizens of many nationalities and different cultures living in Abu Dhabi and therefore we have carefully curated events to include art, music, sport, food and retail.” Highlighting that the initiative creates a chance to celebrate the diverse community in Abu Dhabi.

Al Mutawa commended the leadership’s commitment to social welfare, which is done through the launch of community initiatives and will without a doubt contribute to the enhancement of Abu Dhabi's economic, touristic and cultural status.

The Executive Director of the Community Engagement and Sports has also confirmed that Abu Dhabi has become a favourite destination to many, and the community’s participation in the enhancement of this reputation has become possible through Abu Dhabi moments.

Abu Dhabi Moments Tent

The public are welcome to visit the launch venue from 4pm to 10pm from Wednesday 9 October to Friday 11 October, to learn more about the upcoming events.

The interactive space has been designed to provide a taster of the five districts, how they will cater to all Abu Dhabi residents and the range of activities on offer.

Further details for each event by “Abu Dhabi Moments” is available on the website, www.abudhabimoments.ae, and the Abu Dhabi Moments app, where visitors can register to create personal profiles, gain access to exclusive event details across the five districts and view the full calendar of events. Visitors can also follow us on social media:

  • Facebook: Live the Moment Abu Dhabi
  • Instagram: @LiveTheMomentAD
  • Twitter: @LiveTheMomentAD
  • YouTube: Live the Moment Abu Dhabi

Email: abudhabimoments@houseofcomms.com 


About Abu Dhabi’s Department of Community Development (DCD)

The Department of Community Development is committed to the social welfare of everyone who calls Abu Dhabi home. The Department’s foundations are based on the vision of our nation’s Founding Father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who recognised that social welfare and community development are important enablers of prosperity and growth. We are guided by the values of respect, credibility, empathy, responsibility, passion for giving and kindness and our aspiration is to ensure a dignified life for all.

About Abu Dhabi Moments

Abu Dhabi Moments is an initiative under the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerator Programme -Ghadan 21. Introduced by the Department of Community Development, it connects communities through a curated calendar of events across multiple destinations within five districts: Al Reem, Corniche, Al Bateen, Hudayriyat Island and Downtown. Celebrating diversity and building a unity amongst Abu Dhabi residents, the initiative aims to create unforgettable experiences that cater to different interests including art, music, sport, culture, food, retail and sustainability. 

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