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Buro Loves: Sheikh Hamdan plays basketball with UAE wheelchair team

Buro Loves: Sheikh Hamdan plays basketball with UAE wheelchair team

Dubai's crown prince raises awareness for the disabled community


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Sheikh Hamdan has played a friendly game of basketball with the UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team, a touching gesture that is part of the ‘My Community – A City for Everyone’ initiative

The good natured basketball game between the UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team and Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities Team took place at The Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex recently, providing a touching opportunity for Sheikh Hamdan to get involved with the wider community.

The unique match was held under the slogan 'Together We Integrate' and in line with the 'My Community – A City for Everyone' initiative that aspires to make Dubai a friendlier city for people with disabilities.

The initiative has acquired official patronage and support of the Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Hamdan led the UAE National Wheelchair Basketball Team and his brother, Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum led the Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities Team, Chairman of the Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities Team.

The humane gesture puts a spotlight on the Dubai Government's unlimited support for this segment of the community.

This match is the first in a series of events organised by the General Secretariat of Dubai Executive Council in coordination with the Higher Committee for Protection of the Rights of People with Disabilities to increase awareness about the initiative that was launched late last year with directives from the Dubai Crown Prince.

Sheikh Hamdan said, "When the community stands up to its responsibilities, the individuals' capabilities reaches its peak and they can achieve miracles. We hope 'My Community – A City for Everyone' initiative will help in achieving that."

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