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Corporate Social Responsibility

We at Gargash Enterprises feel both, the desire and the obligation to be a reliable partner of the society, ensuring that we take initiative in contributing to its harmonious and sustainable development.

We aim to better disadvantaged circumstances through the support and contribution of individuals and groups to increase awareness of social responsibility through projects where our core competences can help realize a specific and measurable improvement.

Al Jalila Foundation in collaboration with Gargash Enterprises initiate medical research on the prevalence of osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency in the UAE

Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, have announced the launch of ‘Together Against Osteoporosis’. This is the first osteoporosis research study of its kind in the United Arab Emirates and will be conducted by Dubai Bone & Joint Center (DBAJ). Gargash Enterprises has donated two fully equipped Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to facilitate the pioneering research in line with their corporate social responsibility giving initiative.

The ‘Together Against Osteoporosis’ medical research study investigates the prevalence of osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency in the UAE, as well as the correlation of vitamin D, diabetes mellitus and other risk factors with bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable, however, many people are not diagnosed in time to receive effective therapy during the early phase of the disease. The goal of this study is to raise awareness about this silent disease, preventative measures and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. The study will be conducted during a 24 month period and aims to asses a total of 2,500 participants. The data collected will be published to provide healthcare professionals with accurate epidemiological information about osteoporosis in the UAE.

The two fully equipped mobile clinic vehicles that Gargash Enterprises has donated, will facilitate the country-wide medical assessments of adults across the United Arab Emirates. These mobile clinics will drive the research programme and allow Dubai Bone & Joint Center to screen thousands to promote early detection and prevention of the debilitating disease.

Score for Charity: Gargash Enterprises Mercedes-Benz collaborates with Al Ahli Football Club to raise funds for Rashid Centre for Disabled 1,000 Dhs for each goal scored!

Gargash Enterprises reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of AED 1,000 for each goal scored by Al Ahli Football Club’s first team players during the Arabian Gulf League 2015-16 Season to the Rashid Centre for Disabled in Al Barsha.

The proceeds generated throughout the season will enrich the lives of the children with special needs associated with the center through education and therapy initiatives. Gargash Enterprises is overwhelmed to accelerate on the social front with its contribution for the Rashid Centre.

Shehab Gargash, Board Member of Gargash Enterprises, said, “Gargash Enterprises has always been accountable and benevolent towards the society. ‘Score for Charity’ aims at bringing together all the players to encourage them to perform better, and volunteer to raise funds for Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre. We are glad to join hands with Al Ahli Club yet again and unite to transform our shared vision of brightening lives into a beautiful reality, strengthening our association with the club even further.”

There is more to this alliance for fans; an exclusive mobile application that will provide the users comprehensive and real-time updates comprising game schedules, team scores and total funds pulled together by the Score for Charity initiative.



Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development

Gargash Enterprises collaborated with DIHAD to support their vision for a better future. The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has signed three partnership agreements at DIHAD Conference and Exhibition 2015, aimed at contributing to the development of humanitarian action through the activation of local participation by individuals, institutions and businesses. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The collaboration between the IHC and Gargash Enterprises along with Group 32 activated the engagement of local youth in order to support humanitarian projects promoting its awareness campaigns at the local level with the help of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Gargash Enterprises supports Road Safety UAE

Recognizing the need for greater awareness about road safety, Gargash Enterprises demonstrates its ongoing commitment to support the UAE authorities in decreasing the number of road accidents by being a part of the Road Safety UAE initiative. It is mainly aimed at educating the public to drive cautiously and to note the importance of using appropriate safety restraints and educating drivers all over the UAE about the dangers of driving recklessly.

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“Al Wafa Imprint’’ campaign

The ‘Al Wafa imprint’ campaign for His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, members of the Supreme Council and rulers of the Emirates was organized by Group 32 in partnership with Gargash Enterprises, on the occasion of the country’s 43rd National Day. The esteemed council placed their fingerprints and signatures on Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were adorned with UAE flag colors during the teams’ visit at the authority’s headquarter in Dubai expressing love and loyalty towards the leaders and the nation at large.

Ibrahim Abdul Malik Muhammad – Secretary General of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, and Khalid Isa Al Midfa – Assistant Secretary-General of the Commission, and a number of departmental directors and staff of the Authority participated and strongly supported the event by calling out to all residents in the UAE, especially the youth to showcase their love and gratitude towards their homeland and its leader.

Adding on the Imprint campaign details, Rashid Haji Nassir campaign manager said, “The UAE flag had been put in a unique manner on a Mercedes-Benz car that belongs to Mr. Abdul Jabbar Gargash. All citizens and residents of the UAE can color it through their fingerprints to express their love. The number of signature imprints has reached more than six thousand and the empty spaces can accommodate up to 32,000 love stamps.

It is noteworthy that the car will tour through the seven Emirates, to make way for everyone to participate in this unique and creative National Campaign.

International Human Rights Day

The Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA) on 16th December 2014 marked the UN Human Rights Day with a parade under the slogan ‘My Rights 365,’ which encompasses the idea that every day is a Human Rights Day.

The parade was organised in support of Group32 and Gargash Enterprises. A large number of Emiratis and expatriates, in Mercedes-Benz cars adorned with words and slogans upholding human rights, participated in the parade conducted between Al Mamzar area in Dubai and Al Majaz area in Sharjah. The parade featured competitions and drawing activities that allowed children to express their views on human rights.

This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, states the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times, is entitled to the full range of rights, that belong equally to each of us and binds us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.

Every year, December 10 marks the International Human Rights Day and commemorates the date upon which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and proclaimed the principles as the shared ideal for all peoples and nations.

March for children on International Children’s Day

With the support of Group 32 and Dubai Police, a march for students was organised to mark the event of the International Children’s Rights. 120 students participated in the event and were educated on International Children’s rights.

After the learning session, a drawing competition was organized for the children. They could choose from various topics from the child rights session like education, healthcare, family, recreation, security, protection etc. and make a painting related to the same. They were also given an opportunity to experience the luxury and comfort of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. An absolute delight was the chauffeur-driven parade around major attractions in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman to spread awareness about child rights, for over 2 days in 10 luxurious Mercedes-Benz SUV’s.

The celebration included honouring those involved in the event such as Group 32 and the participating schools. The organization of Community Development Authority honoured the Children’s City for its cooperation in the success of the event with a vision towards sustainable social development and to promote the concept of social and cultural values to children.

Emirates Down Syndrome Association

Gargash Enterprises is delighted to add yet another partnership to its rich portfolio; a collaboration with the Emirates Down Syndrome Association. Silver sponsor Gargash Enterprises has partnered with the Association, and envisions the following inspiring events that will help raise awareness about Down syndrome.

Partnership extension with the Emirates Down Syndrome Association:
Being the silver sponsor we are honored to have renewed the sponsorship with Emirates Down Syndrome Association (EDSA) for 2015. This unique partnership has aided the successful operations of various events and activities held in the interest of the Down syndrome children, thereby boosting their acceptance in the society. To mark the importance of the World Down Syndrome Day, Gargash Enterprises in collaboration with strategy partners, Group 32, Sky Dive Dubai and Dubai Police, supported the walkathon, held at the Dubai Mall. Known as the “Green Sheikh”, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi who has a mission to break down barriers and reach out to the youth to raise awareness about environmental and sustainable issues also participated in the event. The children of EDSA were driven around downtown Dubai and certain key locations in the Emirate, in Mercedes-Benz cars bearing the logo of the World Down Syndrome Day, to spread awareness around the city.
Children meet Mercedes F1 driver at Yas Marina:

Gargash Enterprises, in collaboration with Daimler Middle East & Levant & Group 32, organized a special trip for the children of UAE Down Syndrome Association (DSA) to the F1 circuit at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi on 20th November 2014. Adding delight to the children’s day was, top Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racer, Nico Rosberg who accompanied them on a tour around the circuit.

The children were taken to pit stops to discover the various race cars that are driven by the F1 champions. Witnessing high speed cornering and the most legendary bends on the best track in the region was an exciting experience for the Down Syndrome children. One they will cherish for life. With an integrity and passion for the community, Gargash Enterprises is determined to help promote acceptance and understanding of Down syndrome in the UAE.

Awareness parade:
On June 14th 2014, Gargash Enterprises in association with Dubai Police, Group 32 and Sixt rent a car organized a Down syndrome awareness parade granting the children a premium lifestyle experience in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The children were provided an opportunity to experience the luxury and comfort of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The children along with their guardians were also treated to a grand lunch at a five star venue. An absolute delight was the chauffeur-driven parade around major attractions in Dubai in 10 luxurious Mercedes-Benz, GL-Class and M-Class vehicles.

Through this unique partnership, Gargash Enterprises is determined to assist the UAE Down Syndrome Association with increasing the community’s awareness of Down syndrome, and the impact this has on both individuals affected by Down syndrome, as well as its impact on the community.

Dubai Green Auto Show 2014

Gargash Enterprises believes it is their mission to serve the society with superior quality, not just with its innovative range of Mercedes-Benz products, but also in the way they are produced. While Mercedes-Benz encourages going green with sustainable mobility, it’s not going to lose its focus on environmental compatibility of cars, along with optimization in performance.

In the view of Mercedes-Benz, Gargash Enterprises is proud to be a part of the eco-friendly show, the Dubai Green Auto Show 2014, as it believes in a strong demonstration of the UAE’s commitment to the eco-friendly trend. This approach taken by the authorized distributor re-emphasizes its vision of sustainability being the key to the future of practices across the automotive industry

 Consumption and emissions reduced, driving enjoyment increased – working to this principle, Mercedes-Benz is continuously improving the efficiency of all of its models, thereby saving fuel for the customer and sparing the environment a significant amount of impact from emissions. As a result, the brand is today the most efficient in the premium segment and has set a benchmark in many vehicle classes with regard to consumption and emission levels.

As a driving force for automotive progress, Mercedes-Benz is proud of their pioneering approach to cleaner, more efficient motoring and an integral part of that approach is BlueEFFICIENCY. Incorporating lower-displacement engines, ECO start/stop functions and improved aerodynamics, BlueEFFICIENCY models are energy efficient and fully optimized for lowering emissions. BlueEFFICIENCY technology cuts running costs without compromising on performance.

Mercedes-Benz has been innovating and implementing new ways to help minimize the impact of cars and trucks in the world we share. Added comfort and driving pleasure, reduced consumption: Mercedes-Benz aims to continue following this statement, encouraging responsibility we have towards the environment. Gargash Enterprises hopes to raise awareness among people, following the UAE government’s vision to maintain a clean environment. click here to know more

Down syndrome 2013 UAE national day

Gargash Enterprises collaborated with “Group 32” on the glorious occasion of the 42nd UAE National Day to bring forth some smiles on the faces of the children of the UAE Down Syndrome Association. As part of a road parade, the branded Mercedes-Benz Cars that were decorated with the UAE National Day paraphernalia made a stop at the Union House to celebrate the UAE National Day with the children and spread the spirit of the Union.

The stop at the Union House was one of many stops that Group 32 made on the way to its destination – Dubai Mall. Group 32 had also stopped by Al Shurooq Kindergarten and Greenwoods School to honor the 42nd UAE National Day alongside the younger generation and bring out the patriotic spirit. The children received giveaways to ensure that the memorable event is remembered in the hearts of the children.

This year’s parade was specially designed to demonstrate appreciation of the culture of the Emirates and instill the spirit of the union of the seven emirates in the children. In honor of December 2nd, the parade was initiated to show support to all the calamities that the children with Down syndrome have gone through.

Gargash Enterprises and Group 32 wish to raise awareness about Down syndrome and encourage the residents of the UAE to see beyond such disabilities. As rightly said, when one focuses on an individual’s disability, they tend to overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once they finally learn to accept them for who they are, then they subconsciously begin to see their best abilities.

Breast Cancer Arabia

To extent further support, Gargash Enterprises supported 2 golf tournaments during the month of October to raise awareness for Breast cancer; Pink Ball Charity Event at Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Golf Creek Pink Lady. To extent further support, the Mercedes-Benz car wrapped in the breast cancer paraphernalia once again this year showcased the authorized distributor’s contribution to help raise attention and awareness towards the cause.
Gargash Enterprises and Emirates NBD jointly sponsored the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 2012-13, whilst utilizing the platform to raise greater awareness  and donations for the popular organization, “Breast Cancer Arabia”.

Both the exclusive brands presented a cheque of Dhs 10,000 to Breast Cancer Arabia in the presence of Lexi Thomson by engaging the attendees in exciting activities. Gargash Enterprises also displayed a luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle covered in the breast cancer theme at the Dubai Desert Classic during October, the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Gargash Enterprises pledged support to the ‘Buckle up in the Back’ campaign in Dubai.

Buckle Up is a campaign aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of not wearing seat belts. During the course of the campaign, the founder of Buckle Up, Lesley Cully visited several schools to organize workshops on the importance of wearing seat belts.

Lesley Cully founded ‘Buckle Up In The Back’ in May 2010 with the determination of raising awareness about the importance of installing the most effective child seats as well as the importance of seat belts amongst children and adults. For a mother of two, it was very shocking to witness children jumping about in the front and back seats of cars without any protection. As per UAE law, children below the age of 10 years are not allowed to sit in the front seats of the car.

As parents, the only priority is to keep their children safe and teach them the importance of doing the right things. Seeing some of the younger children jump around in cars on the highway is a very unsettling feeling and more shocking when you don’t see the adults take any corrective action. With Buckle Up, Gargash Enterprises hoped to reach as many schools to educate children and parents and make people realize the importance of something as simple as wearing seat belts.

As part of the campaign, Lesley visited several schools across Dubai to conduct Buckle Up awareness workshops to educat students. The workshops were interactive and engaged students in understanding the importance of following basic car rules. Students were also encouraged to create messages which were then displayed across their respective schools.

According to IQPC data, 450 children have lost their lives over the last six years owing to safety negligence by not wearing their seat belts or being restrained in child seats. Seats fitted correctly can reduce child fatalities by up to 70%.

Dhs 500,000 to the Syrian refugees

Syrian RefugeesThe charitable campaign, created by the Emirates Red Crescent after a directive from the President, Sheikh Khalifa, raised over 120 million in just a few days for the Syrian refugees suffering from the harsh winter conditions. Gargash Enterprises, donated half a million dirhams to help displaced Syrians cope with the bitter winter weather.  Warm clothing and food supplies were included in the provisions to help the Syrians endure freezing conditions in Syria’s neighboring countries.

Gargash Enterprises participation in the “Our Hearts with the Syrians Campaign” brought ahead immense fulfillment of social responsibility with the hope that the refugee families and children received the life-saving relief and support they needed.

Red Crescent Authority continued to use all the raised donations to procure relief material for the refugees from the markets of the host countries according to its analysis of needs at refugee camps. Gargash Enterprises hoped that the Syrian refugees got all the aid they needed and wished them much cheer for the holiday season.

Supporting the Autism charity art event (2012).

Gargash Enterprises was proud to be a part of the “Dutch Artists Exhibition” held at Atlantis, The Palm that was hosted to help raise funds for the Dubai Autism Centre.

The authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz sponsored an exclusive painting of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle that was auctioned off for Dhs 43, 873 and the amount was donated to the Dubai Autism Center.

Gargash Enterprises feels both the desire and the obligation to be a reliable partner of society, ensuring that its takes initiative in contributing to the harmonious and sustainable development of society.

The aim is to better disadvantaged circumstances through the support and contribution of individuals and groups in increasing awareness of social responsibility through such projects where its core competences can help realize specific and measurable improvements.



Dubai Autism Centre Children

Gargash Enterprises, celebrated  the 39th UAE National Day with the children of the Dubai  Autism Centre.  The children were treated to a dhow cruise experience for the first time along with a painting activity and a day of fun.  All students along with their teachers, therapists and representatives of Gargash Enterprises were part of this initiative.

The celebrations started on a Dhow cruise in the Dubai Creek. The children started off the festivities with music and they took turns to paint on one canvas while also creating their individual paintings. This canvas will be displayed at the Gargash Enterprises Showroom as a reminder of their creativity.

Autism is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication, unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. This trip has played a fundamental role in Gargash Enterprises commitment in integrating educational and fun-learning attributes in the students.

Dubai Quran awards Ramadan

Gargash Enterprises has been a supporter of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award ever since 2002. The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) established by H.H.Sheikh Mohammed in 1418, is held annually to recognize the people who memorize and recite the Quran eloquently. In addition, an Islamic Personality of the Year Award is presented to an eminent Muslim personality or an outstanding Islamic organization.

Gargash Enterprises is proud to be a part of such an association that encourages young Muslims to memorize and understand the Holy Quran, and to spread the Quranic values of peace and love, highlighting their interest for the wellbeing of the Islamic society.