Abu Dhabi Airports, Emirates Foundation announce collaboration

by Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation have signed an MoU to help foster youth empowerment and social welfare across the UAE. This new partnership will create valuable volunteering and community service opportunities for Emirati youth and expats.

Through strategic partnerships and programmes, Emirates Foundation nurtures talent by providing individuals with opportunities to build awareness and equip them with life skills to overcome adversity and help create a better future.

Abu Dhabi Airports and Emirates Foundation partnership

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is proud to partner with Emirates Foundation to offer this opportunity to young Emiratis as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting positive change towards sustainable community development. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about a particular industry and explore it as a potential future occupation and we encourage all youth to consider aviation as a future career.”

‘Takatof’ programme

The ‘Takatof’ programme is one of the most important initiatives aimed at raising public awareness on social needs and promoting the culture of volunteering as a way of life among the various groups of the community. Takatof supported the familiarisation trials at the new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airports, providing more than 5,000 volunteers who stress-tested the new building in readiness for opening.

Ahmed Taleb Al Shamsi, CEO of Emirates Foundation, commented on the partnership saying: “We are delighted to sign this agreement and look forward to collaborating with our esteemed partners at Abu Dhabi Airports as we embark on a shared mission to uplift Emirati youth and expats through meaningful community engagement. This MoU not only strengthens our commitment to the nation, but also creates invaluable volunteering opportunities in a vital industry. Together, we aim to cultivate a culture of service, unity, and empowerment, ensuring that progress extends to every corner of our diverse community. This partnership is a testament to our collective dedication to a brighter, more inclusive future.”

Terminal A is one of the largest terminals in the world, strengthening Abu Dhabi’s global position as a tourism, trade, and commerce centre. The state-of-the-art new terminal will double the current airport capacity, accommodating up to 45 million passengers annually. With flights to 117 destinations worldwide, it will increase the frequency and reach of flights from and to Abu Dhabi, boosting the emirate as a destination for passengers and visitors.


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