July 2006

City of Arabia Sponsors Summer Camp

City of Arabia was one of the main sponsors of the 1st Saeed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Summer Camp, organised by Dubai Police in collaboration with Emirates Tennis Association, for children aged 6-14 years of all nationalities. The camp was set up to help the youngsters make the most of their summer break with a range of activities including tennis, football and basketball in addition to a scout camp. The programme also included courses in first aid and fire marshalling, computers and drawing, as well as informative courses on religion and security. A number of outside visits were organised to an orphanage, Al Bastakiah Museum, the Heritage village, Bander Taleb souq,and a couple of mosques in Dubai.

The purpose of the camp was to merge past and present, enhance skills/hobbies, and create friendships amongst the young participants in the camp. It also motivated the young people involved to make use of their time and invest their energy in sport, particularly tennis. Those who showed some future promise were identified so that they could be supported in taking their interest in the game further.