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The UAE focuses on charity with its charitable hand extended to needy people and those of limited income inside and outside the UAE. The charitable sector has made tremendous strides in recent years, coinciding with the development of the ICT sector.

International platforms for humanitarian activities
Dubai-based International Humanitarian City is a free zone that facilitates humanitarian efforts and has become an ideal platform for international humanitarian agencies.

The Ministry of Social Affairs
has a comprehensive website with online services particularly for those who need support to develop their social, educational, intellectual, cultural and economic capabilities.

Dubai Cares
In 2007, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Cares campaign with the aim of supporting the education of children and combating poverty and illiteracy in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The campaign collected more than AED1.7 billion over 2 months through generous contributions from different segments of the society. Dubai Cares also supervises the management of the Thirst for Education campaign to provide pure drinking water to children round the world.
Charities in the UAE
Charities spread across the 7 emirates provide diverse charitable and humanitarian services to help needy individuals and families. A list of charities in the UAE as well as Dubai-licensed charity associations can be seen on the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department. Those interested in doing charity work, can contact these associations directly.
Some services from charity associations
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment: The humanitarian services of this establishment go beyond Dubai and the UAE to all needy people round the world. These services include financial aid to needy families, both national and expatriate, in addition to education and food. They include maintaining and building houses for citizens, financing charitable projects in the education and health fields, building mosques outside the UAE, providing aid to people of determination and for sponsoring orphans.
UAE Red Crescent Society: This society provides medical and financial assistance. It also supports local health, educational and cultural institutions as well as holy Quran Centres and new Muslims centres. In addition, the society provides aid for the sponsorship of poor families, orphans and people of determination.
Dubai Charity Association: In addition to orphan sponsorship and Eid clothes, the Dubai Charity Association encourages those interested in donating to charitable projects to tour its facilities and projects, so that philanthropists can choose which projects to participate in.
Human Appeal International (HAI): You can donate online for charitable activities and projects. HAI provides many services including the sponsoring of orphans and building of mosques and carries out health and educational projects in addition to drilling wells and many charitable activities and humanitarian aid.
Al Jalila Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November 2012 to support medical treatment, education and research.
Zakat Fund: The fund is mainly concerned with receiving various kinds of alms and Zakat and donating them to needy people. It also provides online services for accurate calculation of all kinds of Zakat. You can also donate online for the Zakat Fund.
There are many other charities operating in the UAE that provide charitable services including the Al Maktoum Foundation and Dar Al Ber Society. You can donate directly for people of determination being looked after by Dar Al Ber Society through Emirates Islamic Bank account 0014215598002. To support a person of determination for a month will cost AED 600. To get more details, please call Dar Al Ber Society on 04-3523333.




























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