This donation will help more than 600 people, according to the Ministry of Community Development
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A prominent Emirati businessman has pledged 300 hotel rooms to support the UAE government’s efforts to shelter families affected by torrential rains and floods in eastern parts of the country.
Emirati businessman Khalaf bin Ahmed Al Habtoor has promised 300 hotel rooms belonging to the Al Habtoor group in partnership with the Ministry of Community Development.
The capacity of these rooms exceeds 600 people, the ministry said in a press release. In addition, hundreds of hotel units in Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain have also been provided to people affected by the rains.
“Khalaf bin Ahmed Al Habtoor’s initiative is part of strengthening efforts by various parties and at all levels to ensure that the process of sheltering families affected by the rains and floods in the eastern regions be completed as quickly and completely as possible,” the Department of Community Development said in a statement.
The United Arab Emirates experienced three days of adverse weather conditions, including record rainfall. In the northern and eastern emirates, incessant rains ravaged infrastructure, killing seven people and leaving hundreds of residents stranded.
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Fujairah was one of the hardest hit after receiving the highest rainfall the country has seen in 27 years.
Other hotels have also extended their support to affected families. The Address Palace Beach Resort Fujairah hosted several families for free on the first night of the floods after they were stranded and unable to reach their homes.