Dubai: Dubai-based Dar Al Ber Society is ranked first in Forbes Middle East's list of most transparent charitable societies and organisations in the Arab World.
Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazroui, Chairman of Dar Al Ber Society, dedicated this achievement to the UAE leadership and people.
Al Mazroui pointed out that this achievement was possible thanks to the peace and security enjoyed by the UAE, and the love and dedication of the leadership to ensure the comfort of citizens.
Khuloud Al Omian, Chief Editor of Forbes Middle East, said that the cooperation shown by the oganisations and societies in providing certified financial statements and other information confirms without a doubt they are aware of the effect that their operations have on people's lives, as well as the need to achieve their charitable objectives and operations in an absolutely transparent manner.
She said Dar Al Ber was able to achieve a total funds of $59.5 million (Dh218.36 million) last year, with $50.2 million being spent on relief aid.
"Charity activities of the UAE presents a radiant picture drawn by the prudent leadership of the country, that is known for its selfless giving," said Al Omian.
Mohammad Ahmad Al Hammadi, a board member in Dar Al Ber Society and Director of the Charitable projects section in the Society, said that it is natural for charitable work to be associated with absolute transparency. "It is very easy to follow up on the charitable projects that Dar Al Ber donates to, such as projects for constructing mosques and schools, digging water wells, and other works."