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Dubai Industrial City and Xpress Money celebrate International Labour Day

~ Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar graces the occasion ~

  • Organised by Xpress Money for the 5th consecutive year to recognize the pivotal role of workers in the development of the industrial sector and other sectors in the UAE
  • Dubai Industrial City provides labour housing according to the highest international standards for more than 13,500 workers

Dubai, May, 2014: Xpress Money, the world’s most dependable money transfer brand and Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Investments, the second largest industrial real estate project in Dubai, came together to celebrate International Labour Day in Dubai. The event was attended by 14,000 workers this year, who are currently based in the Labour Village housing inside the City.

The highlight of the activity was the many competitive events, featuring sports such as cricket, football, basketball, volleyball and a marathon, which saw enthusiastic participation from the workers. There were a total of 36 teams for cricket, 12 teams for football, 10 teams for volleyball, 8 teams for basketball and nearly 3,000 people participating in the marathon. The daylong event was a combination of sports, culture and entertainment. The celebration concluded with a presentation ceremony by Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar followed by prize distribution to the winners.

Talking about Xpress Money’s keen involvement with this activity, Mr. Sudhesh Giriyan, Vice President and Business Head, said, “I would like to congratulate all Emiratis and expatriates in the UAE for all their hard work and dedication that has contributed to the overall development and economic progress of the country. As part of our philosophy, we always engage with customers across the strata and try and ensure that we reach out and make a difference in any small way possible. Xpress Money for the past 5 years has keenly been associated with International Labour Day, to make it special for laborers, who are otherwise only deeply involved with their jobs. We are delighted with the growing enthusiasm and participation that we see from the laborers with each passing year and look forward to celebrating this day with them every year”.

Abdulla BelHoul, CEO, Dubai Industrial City, commented, “We are proud to be sponsoring this important community event for those living in labour villages. They are perhaps the unsung heroes of much of the development across the Emirate and a key component of the success and development of industrial zones such as Dubai Industrial City. Events like these truly help to bring together all sections of our community, and we look forward to being involved in many more such events”.

Workers were overwhelmed by the fun and joyful atmosphere of the celebrations throughout the day with the sports competitions and musical concert, which provided an opportunity for them to enjoy and partake in their favorite leisure activities.


About Xpress Money:

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About Dubai Industrial City:

Dubai Industrial City (DI), a member of TECOM Investments, is the second largest non-real estate project in Dubai and is spread across 55 square kilometers (560 million square feet) of land. The industrial destination was established to serve as a catalyst for the growth and expansion of the industrial sector in the United Arab Emirates - Especially in light to medium manufacturing sectors with specific emphasis on Machinery and Mechanical Equipment, Transport Equipment and Parts, Base Metal, Chemicals, Food and Beverage, and Mineral Products.

Dubai Industrial City provides a cost effective and efficient business environment together with a number of industry supporting products and facilities including warehousing and logistics solutions, labour villages, vocational training, commercial space as well as a one stop shop for the issue of required licenses and permits.

Dubai Industrial City is strategically located next to the new Al Maktoum Airport (Dubai World Central) and in close proximity to the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The City provides a traffic free environment with direct connections to the Emirates Road, Dubai By Pass Road providing easy and convenient access to global transportation points via road, air and sea.