Both the young and the elderly joined hands to restore the neighbourhood's cleanliness and clear up roads Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: More than 200 UAE nationals and expats, including people of determination and senior citizens, participated in a volunteer initiative launched by Al Barsha Police Station in Dubai.

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Dubai Police organised ‘An Hour for Dubai’ with the participation of volunteer teams composed of Dubai Police employees and community members to clean the streets and neighbourhoods around homes and mosques following heavy rainfall.

People from all walks of life took part in the community effort Image Credit: Supplied

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Brigadier Majid Al Suwaidi, Director of Al Barsha Police Station, said: “Citizens and residents came together during and after the weather’s recent fluctuations to assist those affected and volunteered with teams and official entities to mitigate the damage.”

He added: “Stemming from our community responsibility at Al Barsha Police Station, we announced the ‘An Hour for Dubai’ initiative to clean the roads and streets within our jurisdiction.”

Al Suwaidi confirmed that over 200 volunteers, including people of determination, senior citizens, and children, joined the police to restore the neighbourhoods and roads to their clean state.

Ahmad Qambar, a person of determination and an employee at Al Barsha Police Station, said the initiative followed the damage caused by the recent weather conditions, affecting the cleanliness of the roads and neighbourhoods.

“We formed volunteer teams and distributed them at specific points, and the work continued for 10 days in both Al Barsha 1 and Al Barsha 2 areas... We also collaborated with Al Barsha Ferjan to deliver meals and supplies to those in need, especially after they could not reach stores due to rainwater accumulations,” he added.