These are pressing times we are in. The novel and deadly pandemic, the Coronavirus has shook the world. It has all made us just a little bit more grateful for what we have, and the UAE is a true reflection of that. There have been numerous attempts to help people worldwide, all initiated by this beautiful country we live in. Some restaurants have given out free food, and delivery companies have begun to offer free services. Now, we can all go one step further to help out those in need. You can send an entire lunch meal out to those less fortunate than you, just for AED 10!
Zomato has introduced a new service named ‘Meals for Hope’. When you place an order on Zomato, you can opt to pay extra AED 10, and feed other person a hearty meal. Well, that’s the least we can do during times like this while sitting home, right?
If you would like to feed more, you can pay AED 50, and feed a group of 6 hungry people, helping them out during this tough time. You can also choose to pay AED 100, and feed twelve individuals in need of a wholesome meal. All you have to do is go on the app, and select the ‘Meals for Hope’ option. You can then select which option you want, which is how many people you’d like to feed. Zomato also have a number of live cooking sessions you can tune into!
This is a great initiative taken by Zomato. It inspires unity and communitarianism for each other, and is a great way to help out people in need. Download their app, or check out their website for more information. Other initiatives carried out by Dubai include many delivery apps giving free food, heavily discounted public transportation fares and more.
In other Covid 19 news, inmates in Dubai prisons will now be able to receive virtual visitors. Jail inmates will now be able to have conversations and talk with their family members both abroad and in the United Arab Emirates. This will help further encourage social distancing, and help combat the spread of the Coronavirus. All families wishing to contact inmates within Dubai prisons can request an online visit through their smartphones, via the Dubai Police app. They will then get an appointment date and timing via text message. The message will provide a link, which they can use to connect to the inmates at the given time. They can then enjoy a limited time period of conversing through a virtual system.