Miral has hosted the inaugural session of specialised employee training workshops as part of Emirates Foundation’s national emergency response volunteer programme -  SANID. The workshop series form part of Miral’s ongoing partnership with Emirates Foundation and enable employees across the group to enhance their skills in crisis management, disaster preparedness and emergency response.

The initiative delivers upon Miral’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy that includes skills development and educational programmes for employees, while aligning with the SANID Programme goals to build teams of volunteers that are prepared to safeguard civil safety. Led by experts from Emirates Foundation, additional sessions will be organised quarterly throughout the year.

His Excellency Ahmed Al Shamsi, CEO of Emirates Foundation, said: “These workshops help us empower individuals across the nation with the skills and knowledge vital for effective emergency response. At Emirates Foundation, we are delighted to collaborate with Miral as together we foster a community of preparedness. The dedication of volunteers means communities can adapt and thrive amidst unpredictable challenges, building a safer and more resilient society. I would like to thank all participants, partners, and supporters who have made this initiative possible.”

The training courses have been designed to cover topics such as medical treatments, fire handling, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, psychological reactions to disasters, search and rescue, sorting and classification and practical exercise.

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Group CEO at Miral, said: “Miral’s strategic collaboration with Emirates Foundation complements our existing employee upskilling and development programmes, enabling our teams to effectively assess, adapt, and respond to evolving events and better serve our community. Specialised trainings like these enhance our employees’ skills and aligns them with global best practices, while further positioning Yas Island as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure.”