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Sharjah's orphans get creative at The Galleries


The hidden talents of dozens of orphans from Sharjah will be revealed at The Galleries at Downtown Jebel Ali in neighbouring Dubai this week, under a new tie-up between Limitless and the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation.
            Handmade items designed by a orphans at the Foundation will be on show at Limitless’ flagship development for three days from Tuesday (7 June) as part of The Galleries’ ongoing philanthropic, sustainability and tenant relations programmes.  
More than 2,000 orphans, homeless people and families in need have joined the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (SSEF) since it was formed by His Highness Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in 2002.    
Bahaa Abouhatab, Project Director at The Galleries, said: “The Galleries is a fast-growing business community of more than 2,000 people – the same number of people being cared for by the SSEF.  Everyone should have access to shelter, education and health facilities, yet the number of children and families without these basics has grown  10-fold over the last decade, according to the Foundation.  We are delighted to welcome the SSEF to The Galleries, and hope that our tenants – and the wider communities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi – will visit the exhibition and help us support those in need.”
The event runs from 8am to 3pm, Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 June, at The Galleries Building 4.  All proceeds will go to the Foundation.  To reach The Galleries, take the Dubai Metro to Jebel Ali station or, by car, leave Sheikh Zayed Road at exit 20 and follow the signs directly into Downtown Jebel Ali, where parking is free and a range of cafes and restaurants are open to visitors.
 
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Media enquiries: Rebecca Rees on +971 4 435 7956 (rebecca.rees@limitless.com)
 
Note to editors
The Galleries is on Sheikh Zayed Road, 45 minutes by car from Abu Dhabi and 200 metres from its own Dubai Metro station.  Four A-grade commercial towers have a total 780,000 sq ft of office space and there’s a further 68,000 sq ft of retail space, where several restaurants, retailers and international banks including HSBC, Standard Chartered, Citibank and ADCB are open or being fitted out.  There’s also a landscaped outdoor plaza spanning 215,000 sq ft.
The Galleries’ modern, tailor-made accommodation comes with Jafza licensing options, onsite facilities management and tenant relations teams.  Areas for lease range from 3,500 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft per floor, and multiple floors can be taken.
Office tenants at The Galleries include Siemens, China National Petroleum, Arup, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, Ericsson, SPX Corporation, Permasteelisa Gartner, Capitalstone, Insure Direct, Standard Chartered Bank, SKA Energy, ITT Water and Dubai World. 
Retail tenants open or undergoing fit-out include HSBC, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Blom Bank France, Fresh Plus convenience store, Oregano restaurant, Mushmaool Arabic restaurant, Diamond Lease Car Rental, Nordsee, Subway and Appetite.
To find out more about leasing at The Galleries, call 800 8500 or email info@limitless.com
 
 

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