How are these firms helping?
Audi Volkswagen Middle East (AVME) has provided a fleet of vehicles to the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS). These vehicles are provided to support the organization’s efforts in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Additionally, vehicles from both brands will transport critical equipment, medical supplies and meals to team workers and their families. Followed by the launch of the ‘Day for Dubai’ app last month volunteers were given the opportunity to show support in various ways. Identifying a clear need for additional transport across the country as the requirement for deliveries increased following social distancing protocols and restrictions on travel, Audi Volkswagen Middle East decided to help by providing vehicles.
The types of vehicles provided?
The fleet presented to the DCAS team includes the Touareg, Teramont, Tiguan and Passat from Volkswagen, as well as the Q3, Q5 and Q8 from Audi. The organization will use this to transport vital equipment, supplies and meals so that the use of Ambulances can be reserved for essential operations.
“This is a great example of a company standing side by side to support the safety and wellbeing of fellow members of society. Indeed, the true spirit of the UAE and its people is evident during these exceptional times,” said Khalifa Al-Drai, Executive Director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services. “These difficult situations cannot compromise the determination that everyone in the UAE holds and it’s vital that everyone follows official direction from our authorities who selflessly strive to provide the highest levels of security, health and safety for us all.”
Jan Bures, Managing Director of Audi Volkswagen Middle East, said: “It is crucial during times of real adversity, that we come together to face challenges collectively and that is exactly what the launch of ‘Day For Dubai’ has allowed us to do. We feel extremely proud to be providing a fleet of cars to the DCAS, assisting them with delivering food and medical supplies without having to use their own ambulances, ensuring these are reserved for crucial, frontline jobs only.”