UAE – Zulekha Healthcare Group and the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) have teamed up to utilize the expertise both entities can provide for the health, fitness, and wellness of communities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The partnership focuses on reaffirming the need for individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle and stay fit with different sports in line with the objective of the UAE Government in harnessing a healthy lifestyle for residents.
The two parties will work closely together in hosting events for the UAE residents, including running, cycling, football, volleyball, cricket, and netball throughout this year.
The collaboration will also build on DSC’s ongoing efforts to encourage the general public to realise their fitness needs through diverse initiatives at its sports clubs, courts, and the Dubai Sports World.
In addition, the Zulekha Healthcare Group launched its health and wellbeing initiative set up for a year dubbed ‘Take Care’ during the signing ceremony.
The strategic partnership between Zulekha Healthcare Group and Dubai Sports Council is in line with the Group’s commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to patients and society.
The agreement comes weeks after the Zulekha Healthcare Group signed a collaboration agreement with Sharjah Health Authority to invest in quality healthcare for communities in the United Arab Emirates.
On its site, the Group highlights that it has been at the forefront of driving well-being with awareness initiatives on prevention and early detection of diseases including mental well-being over several years since its inception in 1964.
“The Zulekha team touches hundreds of lives in UAE each month by way of complimentary awareness sessions and health checks across corporates, clubs, government organisations, educational institutions, and community groups,” the body underscores.
Managing Director of Zulekha Healthcare Group Mr. Taher Shams signed the agreement on behalf of the body while Ahmad Ibrahim Busherin who is the Head of the Community Events Section, Sports Events Department at DSC signed on behalf of the council.
Commenting on the strategic partnership, Mr. Taher Shams said: “We are excited to partner with DSC, the sports authority in Dubai leading the city to be a healthier and happier place to be in. We are fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.”
He observed that a significant number of UAE residents have taken lifestyle changes seriously and are more physically active since the recently concluded Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) while noting that daily exercises boost mental wellness.
“Our employees participated in the Dubai Fitness Challenge and have continued their fitness regime that started as a part of DFC. There are greater opportunities to engage and involve our communities and we are happy to join hands today in this endeavour,” Mr. Shams added.