PCLA Event: When Workers In UAE Learned About Emirati Culture

The Permanent Committee of Labor Affairs (PCLA) in Dubai organized a fun learning event targeting 150 workers under the theme “The wellbeing of workers and learning about the Emirati heritage”.

The event was held, on Saturday, in the presence of Abdullah Lashkari, Secretary-General of the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai, as well as PCLA members and employees, at the Heritage Village in Al Habab area, Dubai. The initiative featured a series of entertainment activities that focused on educating workers about Emirati heritage and history in an interesting style.

This is apart from offering them meals and popular foods to introduce the target audience to the most popular foods in the emirates, as well as an interactive activity to ride camels to understand the importance of camels for the UAE people throughout Emirati history, in addition to being a popular sport nationwide.

The event also included a session to brief workers on the famous Emirati falconry sports aside from a commemorative activity to etch this experience in their memory by taking pictures of them with camels and falcons. The initiative concluded with a cultural and poetic activity where workers were encouraged to deliver poems by themselves.

HE Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, Deputy Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai and Chairman of the PCLA, said, “The Labour Heritage Day initiative reflects the spirit of authenticity and civilization that makes the UAE special and highlights our commitment to promoting our social responsibility”.

HE Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor

“We pay utmost attention to organizing events and entertainment activities that would ensure the happiness of workers and introduce them to the rich heritage of the UAE and its long history, which extends to ancient civilizations. Such events will contribute to conveying the bright image and history of the UAE to their (workers) home countries.” bin Suroor added.

He went on to say: “Workers are the backbone of Dubai’s economy and its key driver towards further growth and development thanks to efforts, experience and efficiency. Their achievements deserve to be honoured and recognized, and we organize recreational and cultural activities for this purpose to enhance Dubai’s position and global reputation as one of the most prominent destinations for those willing to relocate and work, thanks to the myriad opportunities Dubai offer across various sectors, and the strength of law that regulate work mechanisms and preserve workers’ rights.”

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