Dubai's New Year celebrations to be broadcast live to workers

Filed on December 30, 2018 | Last updated on December 30, 2018 at 05.52 pm
Dubais New Year celebrations to be broadcast live to workers

Thousands of workers in Al Quoz and Muhaisnah will be able to watch the celebrations live.

A Dubai authority has teamed up with Emaar group to set up large TV screens at labour accommodations to broadcast the New Year's Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai. This will help the thousands of workers in Al Quoz and Muhaisnah watch the celebrations live.

The Islamic Affairs and Charity Work Department and Bait Al Khair in Dubai will support the initiative by distributing free meals to the workers "to promote happiness and celebrate the advent of the Year of Tolerance".

The UAE believes in the right of all individuals to have decent living conditions, Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Sorour, Deputy Director of the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai and Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Workers Affairs, said.

"This category of workers contributes to the country's development process. The UAE leads the world in supporting and protecting the rights of workers," the official stressed.

He said the committee's approach is based on "protecting the rights of workers and providing for their social needs", as well as ensuring decent living and working conditions.

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