The announcement was made today during a press conference held at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.. Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO)
Hamad Nakhairat, CEO of the club, stated, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, in line with our club’s vision and core values. This partnership underscores our commitment to support this leading national organization in its outstanding efforts to provide state-of-the-art technological and technical services for the empowerment and development of individuals with determination. It also reaffirms the club’s trust in this important segment of our society to contribute to making a difference.”
Nakhairat further emphasized, “At Al Ain Club, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and across our international and subsidiary sports facilities. These facilities will be designed to cater to people of determination and their families, enabling them to engage comfortably in support, encouragement, or fulfilling their responsibilities as an integral part of the club’s structure and the Al Ain community.”
He continued, “We also wish to highlight Al Ain Club’s readiness to collaborate with major national institutions that adopt modern technology in various fields to keep pace with the evolving trends, all in the service of an important segment of our beloved UAE community – the humanitarian and charitable sector.”
Abdulla Al-Humaidan, Secretary-General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, praised the fruitful cooperation between the organization and Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, stating that it continues to serve the interests of individuals with determination. He affirmed that sports play a crucial role in the lives of this segment of society, serving as an effective means of empowerment and integration.
Al-Humaidan highlighted previous collaborative efforts, such as the production of sports scarves by the organization’s members and joint sports initiatives with the club. He pointed out that Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club stands as a model for supporting and empowering individuals with determination, contributing to the development of outstanding talents that elevate the UAE’s reputation on various fronts.
As part of the memorandum of understanding, both parties, ZHO and Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club, will have access to each other’s sports facilities and venues for the execution of initiatives, events, and sports activities that do not conflict with their respective sporting activities. The organization will also have the opportunity to sell its products through the club’s events, and the club will promote the products produced by individuals with determination.
Furthermore, both organizations will collaborate in organizing scientific seminars, lectures, and workshops related to sports activities. They will participate in conferences and events organized by each other, and free seats will be allocated for training courses and workshops at the organization’s premises for the club’s employees and players. The partnership also includes co-hosting local and international tournaments.
Al Ain Sports and Cultural Club commits to providing space for short, awareness-raising community initiative videos (TVC) of up to 30 seconds on the giant screen at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium during club football matches. The club will provide complimentary tickets to the organization for home games and allocate seats for members of the organization’s board of directors in the club’s corporate hospitality suite during local matches. In addition, there will be a 20% discount on the purchase of Al Ain fan cards and a fixed 15% discount throughout the sports season for the organization’s employees and members at the club’s official store. The club’s players will also participate in selected community events and initiatives organized by the Zayed Higher Organization, and there is potential for collaboration with the club’s volunteer team in the organization’s events and initiatives.