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Now five-star meals on wheels for labourers

Fairmont launches Ramadan food truck with children of determination

  • Al Noor students with Fairmont Dubai's Ramadan food truckImage Credit:
  • Al Noor students with Fairmont Dubai's Ramadan food truckImage Credit: Virendra Saklani/XPRESS
  • Tuomas Heikkinen: Executive chef, Fairmont DubaiImage Credit: Supplied
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Dubai: Fairmont Dubai has launched a colourful food truck with the help of students from the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities to distribute five-star meals to labourers during Ramadan.

As the giant white truck stood on the premises of the special needs centre on May 16, 40 students with a range of disabilities helped transform it into a colourful canvas on wheels for a good cause.

Ammar Hilal, general manager Fairmont Dubai, said the creative project was meant to boost confidence and bring joy among the special needs students. “All of us have an artist inside us and I am happy to have had the opportunity to paint with such creative students, as it truly brings back memories of childhood,” said Hilal.

Strokes of creativity

The special needs children, who were given paint and brushes, were free to adorn the truck with their own designs, which included everything from a random splash of colour and impressions of the hand to brilliant strokes of creativity.

The students worked on the truck in batches of five or six between 9 am and 11.30am.

The truck, which is part of the hotel’s #TogetherForDifference campaign, will visit construction sites in Dubai to distribute food to over 400 labourers throughout the month of Ramadan. The mission of #TogetherForDifference food donation campaign is to give back to the people who give the city its future.

On May 29, the truck will go to the Museum of the Future site while it will visit the Dubai Creek site on June 12. The food truck’s route can be followed on Instagram at #TogetherForDifference. The highlight of the five-star meal that will be supplied to them is Fairmont’s famed biryani made by executive chef Tuomas Heikkinen.

The menu also includes fruits, pastries and cupcakes which will be served along with dates and water.

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