Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrated Iftar with taxi drivers across Dubai as a part of its seventh annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ and its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan. This year’s initiative brought 48 hotels, including Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai, across the region together for the worthy cause.
Individually packed Iftar packs prepared by hotels, which included a selection of food and beverage items. The Iftar packs were then distributed to cab drivers at the main entrance of each hotel with the help of various members across the different departments of the properties, in celebration of the spirit of the Holy month of Ramadan.
“This is the seventh year we have held Iftar for Cabs across the region, including the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan taking part. This initiative was launched as an effort to say thank you to cab drivers who work tirelessly throughout the year to provide transportation services to our guests and therewith support our hotels. It is a simple initiative that has been appreciated not only by the cab drivers but also by our owners, the community and local transport authorities and has also been awarded by the RTA. We are fortunate enough to have a great team working on this initiative and we always have so many volunteers to prepare and hand out Iftar packs, so it’s a pleasure to organize. This initiative truly represents the spirit of Ramadan. It gives us great pride as a company to go the extra step to give back to the communities in which we operate.” Sanjeev Gohlan, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai.
Launched in 2010, the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative has turned into an annual tradition for many cab drivers throughout the region. The initiative has also been widely appreciated by hotel owners, local communities and transport authorities.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,300 properties in some 100 countries and approximately 188,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®).