DEWA women’s team won several medals at the 4th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament, which was organised by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), under the patronage of HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of DSC.
DEWA women’s team won gold in the 3,000m team road race, and in cycling. Also, the team ranked first in chess. The keen competition included 37 players and continued from 20 to 24 October in Dubai Chess and Culture Club.
46 of DEWA’s female staff are participating in the team and individual sports. In the team road race, DEWA clinched the gold medal after achieving 57 points with the race won by DEWA employee Suad Abdulla. Other members included Iman Al Merri, Rawda Al Mansouri, Aisha Al Fallasi, Nada Khalid, Bouja, and Asmaa Banu. Suhailah Saeed bin Belaila won the first place in cycling. In chess, Faiqa Saleh Abdullah won the first place, while Haifaa Sultan Al Ali ranked second, and Iman Abdul Aziz Al Areft came fifth.
Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communication at DEWA, and Chairperson of DEWA Women's Committee, expressed her pride and commended the efforts of the team and their intensive training prior to the tournament.
“DEWA’s vision is inspired by the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as we always seek to be number one. I would like to congratulate our female employees, for their success at the 4th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament. DEWA takes priority in participating in the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament, as it is named after HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.
DEWA’s success in the tournament is a result of the intensive efforts made by DEWA’s female employees, and the unlimited support of women working at DEWA and the care given to women’s sports teams by DEWA’s top management; lead by HE Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. We pledge to continue empowering working women in different fields, to positively contribute towards the community, society, and sustainable development,” said Al Mehairi.
“DEWA Women's Committee adopts a comprehensive approach that explores the different aspects that matter to women. It translates these into plans and programmes that develop women's personal and life skills, while providing a positive and motivating work environment, enabling them to balance their professional and family lives. This will also improve their health and fitness. The Committee encourages female employees to exercise to improve their physical, psychological, and social health, improve skills and abilities, and achieve happiness,” added Al Mehairi.
On behalf of DEWA Women’s Committee, Al Mehairi thanked DEWA’s top management, DEWA women’s sports teams led by Khuloud Al Ali, Dubai Sports Council Women's Sports Committee, and all responsible for the tournament which instils a sporting spirit among contestants and enhances relationships among Dubai Government’s women employees.
Khuloud Al Ali, Deputy Senior Manager of PR and Media at DEWA, and Chief of the DEWA women’s contingent, praised the results achieved by the team for the second consecutive year. “In adherence with our wise government’s focus on women’s sports, DEWA supports its female professionals to improve their capabilities, and actively participate in various local and international sporting activities and events. This supports DEWA’s corporate social responsibility strategy, improves relations, and encourages the values of forgiveness and integration. DEWA is committed to supporting female employees, while empowering them, and encouraging them to be innovative in all fields, while improving their skills and abilities, allowing them to benefit, particularly in the work environment. Our strategy aims to activate and support the roles played by all women, while enhancing their abilities and contribution to the community,” said Al Ali.
DEWA is participating in all individual and group games in the Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament. This includes basketball, bowling, volleyball, swimming, badminton, chess, cycling, hand-ball, and road races. DEWA won gold in the road race, with a team lead by Suad Abdulla. The team included Iman Al merri, Rawda Al Mansouri, Aisha Al Fallasi, Nada Khalid, Puja Talukder, and Asmaa Banu. The tournament so far has witnessed the participation of 80 runners of different ages and nationalities, including 53 Emirati female runners, and 17 government and semi government organisations.