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Italian coffee chain in Abu Dhabi gives Dh5m to national initiative

Dh5 million donated to Sandooq Al Watan, a national initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen

Staff Report
15:45 July 29, 2017

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi branches of an Italian coffee chain have donated Dh5 million to a national initiative launched by prominent Emirati businessmen to support research projects for the post-oil era.

This new donation brings the total sum raised by a Sandooq Al Watan fund since its inception to nearly Dh564 million. This amount is more than half (56 per cent) of the amount it hopes to raise by the year 2020. The donation is part of the nationwide Year of Giving initiative.

“We are honoured to be contributing to Sandooq Al Watan and playing our part to repay the UAE for all it has offered us,” said Ahmad Mohsen Al Hamed Al Hashimi, Chairman of Emirates First Group, which owns Il Caffe di Roma — Abu Dhabi.