Doha, July 1st, 2014 – Audi Qatar and Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa seized the start of Ramadan as an opportunity to grant 70 orphans a fairytale experience. A set of luxurious Audi cars were provided to transport the children from the Dhreima Center to the hotel where they enjoyed an exquisite Iftar dinner. During the ride, the set of Audi cars grabbed the spotlight on the streets of Doha, where everyone shifted their attention towards the children who beamed with excitement as they felt illustrious.
Upon arrival, the children were escorted to one of the grand ballrooms of the hotel, which was especially set up to provide a warm and comfortable ambiance. A wide selection of healthy food suitable for fasting habits was prepared in an open international buffet, ranging delicacies from different cuisines.
Commenting on the activity, Mr. Zeid Talhami, Director of Sales & Marketing at Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa said: “Hosting the Dhreima children was not only a rewarding experience for them, but also for us. Seeing the smile on each child’s face brought us satisfaction as it was reassurance we achieved our aim: to make their experience every bit as enchanting as it should be. We worked hard to ensure everything from the food, to the ambience, to the activities provided would bring the children happiness, and please all ages. It was important to host them in a familial environment, which each and every one of them deserves. We would also like to thank Audi for being part of this activity.”
Mohamed El Talkhawi, General Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “It was delightful to witness the excitement on the children’s faces once they realized that Audi cars would be transporting them. Ramadan is a time where families come together, and not everyone has that benefit, therefore it is important to reach out to those less fortunate, reminding them that they are not alone. The idea originated from the desire to give back to the community, and children cannot be forgotten. We know the hotel hosted them last year and we look forward to further collaborations in the future.”
Khalid Kamal, General Manager at Dhreima added: “In the name of the Qatari Orphan Foundation, we would like to thank Audi Qatar and Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa for organizing this special evening for the children, where happiness is clearly displayed on each of their faces. The foundation serves four categories: Ordinary orphans (children who lost father or both parents), orphans of unknown father, orphans of unknown parents and general social orphan-hood.” As a social worker, working with children makes you appreciate the smallest details of life, and that helps us strive to keep them happy. This invitation, amongst others that Dhreima has received during Ramadan, reflects the social responsibility both public and private institutions share towards orphans. We wish everyone a Ramadan Mubarak.”
“It was a great pleasure to see the effort Audi and Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa went through in order to make this a magical evening for the children. I am sure each and every one of the children appreciated the food and enjoyed the drive in Audi cars. The foundation serves four categories: Ordinary orphans (children who lost father or both parents), orphans of unknown father, orphans of unknown parents and general social orphan-hood. As a social worker, working with children makes you appreciate the smallest details of life, and that helps us strive to keep them happy. Thank you for making this evening possible and Ramadan Kareem to all.”
A range of activities and entertainment were also provided during the iftar in which children from ages 6-18 were able to enjoy, completing a memorably, majestic experience.