- Marriott Hotels in The Middle East Show Their Appreciation to The Hard-Working Cab Drivers
As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, celebrated their 8th annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative. During the hour of Iftar on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 75 cab drivers who drove through the main entrance of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi received complimentary Iftar packs to break their fast.
Catering teams at more than 70 participating Marriott hotels in the Middle East, including 38 in UAE prepared Iftar packs which included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. Associates from across various departments within the hotels, including Catering, Administration and Guest Services joined forces to bring the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative to life.
“We thank the cab drivers who support our hotels and provide our guests with transportation services throughout the year,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Iftar for Cabs embodies the spirit of Ramadan and we are extremely proud of our hotel teams as they unite to give back and recognize important members of our community.”
Launched in 2010, the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative has turned into an annual tradition for many cab drivers throughout the region. The initiative has been widely appreciated by hotel owners, local communities and transport authorities.