Abu Dhabi, Dubai CPs join ‘Walk Together’ march

ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2018 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today joined community members in the “Walk Together” march, organised by the Higher Committee for the Special Olympics World Games 2019, at the Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.

The initiative aims to support people of determination and empower them to be integrated into the community, especially in sports, while raising awareness about the importance of voluntary work.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, who was joined by his sons and grandchildren at the event, expressed his happiness at participating with people of determination and members of the public in the key initiative, which, he said, “motivates activity and vibrancy in us, and urges us to adopt sports as a lifestyle.”

“The initiative is a message and an eye-opener to the community that sports can bring entertainment, harmony and healthy lifestyles together,” he stressed.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed said that he was pleased to see the positive participation of volunteers. “Volunteerism is a civilised value and human instinct, which reflects the essence of the human being, as well as his giving and dedication to do good for people. Due to Allah Almighty, this instinct is deeply embedded in the UAE community, and we are seeking to deepen it through a series of national programmes. The Walk Together event calls for solidarity, love and volunteerism,” he added.

H.H. Sheikh Mohamed highlighted the fact that practicing a healthy lifestyle starts with conviction and desire, and should be instilled by families and schools during early childhood.

The march will be held every Friday from 15:00 to 18:00, until 1st March.

Those who joined the walk included H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transport-Abu Dhabi, and H.H. Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with other officials.

The march aims to engage community members in sporting activities and promote a healthy lifestyle, in the run-up to the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi between 14th and 21st March, 2019.



About Author

In November 1976, the United Arab Emirates agreed to set up the Emirates News Agency, WAM, to communicate news and information about the nascent state. On 18th June, 1977, WAM began to fullfil its professional mandate by transmitting UAE news to the rest of the world, covering all aspects of its political, economic and social development. The data on this website is federated through WAM.AE RSS Feeds. This website is not affiliated with WAM and you are requested to always view the latest articles and updates directly from the source website.

You may also like

ADFF Introduces New Award for Environmental Films

  • Sep 09, 2011
WAM Abu Dhabi, Sept. 6th, 2011 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), organized by Abu Dhabi Authority for

DCL analyzes thousands of food and environmental samples

  • Sep 09, 2011
Tue 06-09-2011 22:08 PM WAM Dubai, Sept. 6th, 2011 (WAM) -- Food and Environment Laboratory Section of Dubai Central Laboratory