Dubai: According to Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the authority has succeeded in organising several programs and schemes to encourage its employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising as well as finding a balance between work and social life.
DEWA conducted 12 sports tournaments in 2022 with the participation of 2,437 male and female employees from various divisions. In addition, DEWA sponsored as well as hosted three sports tournaments and participated in several local sports events.
The CEO received a certificate of thanks and appreciation from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid, which is in appreciation of DEWA’s active role and its sponsorship of the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative to strengthen Dubai’s position as the most active and happiest city in the world.
“We encourage sports as an integral part of the community, as it promotes a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, stimulates positive energy, and fosters social networking as well as communication among employees, in an atmosphere of fairness which is common in all sports activities in Dubai,” the CEO added.
Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, executive vice president of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, remarked that “the sports activities that DEWA organises or participates in contribute to enhancing teamwork among employees, developing the physical and mental capabilities of the participants, helping them gain self-confidence, and increasing their focus as well as productivity in the workplace.”
In 2022, DEWA’s male and female teams consisted of 7 players each who actively participated in the 3rd cycle of the Gove Games.
In addition, DEWA participated in the 10th Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament along with sixty-eight talented and highly trained female employees in 10 individual as well as group sports. Furthermore, the sports committee of the authority organised several chess and cricket tournaments.
The employees taking part in the championships expressed their appreciation for DEWA’s top management as well as its efforts to promote them to participate in various sports activities and lead a healthy lifestyle.