Spring Charity Book Sale – April 19 – 21, 2024
Join Operation Smile UAE in the Al Wahda Mall Main Atrium on Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 20 for our Spring Charity Book Sale.
Proceeds will help provide free and safe surgery to children and young adults born with cleft conditions.
We will have 1000s of pre-loved books for sale, in both English and Arabic.
We will be open each day from 10 AM to 11 PM
We will accept cash or card for payment.
As Healthpoint dental volunteers with Operation Smile, our journey has been a fulfilling odyssey of compassion and care.
Through screening, diagnosis, and the meticulous delivery of presurgical and postsurgical instructions of new- borns to adults, we’ve played a pivotal role in ensuring comprehensive dental care for patients with cleft lip and palate.
Witnessing the resilience of these individuals, we were pleasantly surprised by the positivity that permeated every interaction. Not only did we have the privilege of imparting crucial patient education, but we also found immense satisfaction in enlightening parents about the importance of oral health.
The experience has not only deepened our professional expertise but has also reaffirmed our commitment to Operation Smile’s noble mission of transforming lives through surgical and therapeutic interventions.
We thank Operation Smile for the chance to lend a helping hand.
The Links Charity Golf Day will be hosted at Yas Links Abu Dhabi on 14th of October 2023 (12:30 shotgun) in partnership with Marriott International, supported by Golf Club Captains Leonie Sullivan and Francois Bosch. Our chosen charity is Operation Smile UAE.
- 12.30PM Shotgun
- Team Shambles
- Best 2 from 4 to Count
- 85% Handicap Allowance
- Players without a handicapwill play off 0
Single & Dual Member Midweek/SBGC Member/DG Member Marriott Guest/Visitor
Dinner onlyEntry Includes: Entry Free, On Course Competitions, Prizes, On-Course Beverages, Post Round Food & Beverage.
AED I00 of each entry will go towards the charity.
AED 250 AED 595 AED 795 AED 250
Hole Sponsorships available from AED 10,000.Silent Auction & Lucky Prize Draw on the day.
Autumn Charity Book Sale !
Operation Smile UAE will host a charity book sale in Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi from Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28, 2023
Open from 10 AM – 11PM in the Main Atrium, Ground Floor (Hazza’ Bin Zayed Street entrance)
We will have over 10,000 pre-loved books available.
Children’s, Young Adult, Fiction, Non-fiction, Arabic, French and much more!
All proceeds from the sale will go towards providing free and safe surgery to children born with cleft conditions.
PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS.
Join us at Hudayriyat Cycling Track on Sunday November 12th for a great fund raising event for the whole family.
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All proceeds will help provide free surgery to children with cleft conditions.
40KM Cycling for Smiles Challenge 6:45 AM start 105 AED (per person)
20KM Cycling Challenge 8:00 AM start 75 AED (per person)
10KM Junior Cycling Challenge 8:00 AM start 55 AED (per person)
10KM Family Cycle (non competitive) 8:30 AM start 40 AED (per person)
3KM Family Cycle (non competitive) 8:30 AM start 40 AED (per person)
In March Operation Smile UAE answered the call from Operation Smile Malawi for urgently needed linens for their cleft and burns unit at a hospital in Malawi.
Marriott hotels in Abu Dhabi, who are long time OSUAE supporters, donated gently used sheets and towels, as well as a venue to sort the items.
Over four days more than 15 community and five student volunteers joined the Operation Smile UAE team to inspect, sew, and pack the linens. One room was set up as a sewing room, where volunteers (some of whom brought their own machines!) hemmed the sheets to the required size. In another room a team inspected, sorted and packed the items to ship to Malawi.
The sheets are already in use in Malawi.
We had so many sheets that we were also able to send a suitcase full back with Richmond, a medical volunteer from Operation Smile Ghana who attended our recent surgical mission in Abu Dhabi.
Calling all sewers!
Join us to sew sheets for Operation Smile Malawi’s Cleft & Burns Centre.
We will provide all the material and there will be some sewing machines there. However if you prefer to use your own please bring it with you.
When – Tuesday, March 28, 9 AM – 4 PM & Wednesday March 29, 9 AM – 4 PM
Where – Le Royal Meridien hotel, Abu Dhabi – https://goo.gl/maps/2oKEHvXdw2unPcS59
Triangle Suite Meeting Room
Contact – Morag +971 50 229 3494
At the end of January, eight Operation Smile medical volunteers from the UAE and seven guest volunteers from Mubadala who sponsored the mission, joined other international and Egyptian volunteers at the Operation Smile Egypt surgical mission in Aswan, Egypt.
During the busy six day mission,143 patients were screened, with 78 receiving corrective surgery for their cleft condition.
OSUAE would like to thank the hardworking UAE medical volunteers who attended, as well as the team from Mubadala.
Mubadala’s recent MOU with OSUAE will ensure that two more international missions are funded this year, providing many more new smiles to children in need.
Watch the video to see how Operation Smile changed lives in Aswan, one smile at a time.
ABU DHABI, 19th January, 2023 (WAM) — Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), signed an agreement with Operation Smile UAE, to sponsor three international volunteering missions in 2023.
The first mission will take place at the end of January going to Egypt, where its employee volunteers will support children and adults as they undergo transformative procedures for cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies.
The agreement was signed by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and member of the board of OSUAE, and Homaid Al Shimmari, Deputy Group CEO and Chief Corporate and Human Capital Officer at Mubadala, in the presence of H.H. Sheikha Alyazia bint Saif Al Nahyan, Founder, Chair of the Board and Patron of Operation Smile UAE, and wife of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The partnership with Operation Smile UAE was established as a result of Mubadala employees’ eagerness to support international causes that support children, as well as the important work the charity executes for communities worldwide.
Sheikha Alyazia said, “Operation Smile UAE has grown and accomplished so much since 2011 and we are delighted that Mubadala has agreed to partner with us and share our vision of providing surgeries for all children with cleft conditions. By sponsoring three international missions Mubadala will help us reach children throughout the world who would otherwise not have access to safe surgical care and not only improve their lives but the lives of their families and communities. We continue to encourage others to support our cause and share our belief that every child deserves a smile.”
Al Shimmari said, “As a global and responsible investor, we proactively seek ways to engage and make a positive difference in the communities where we deploy capital. It is an honour for our employees, through our Employee Volunteering Program, to partner with Operation Smile UAE. In our fifth year of volunteering and as we continue to make a tangible positive lasting impact.”
A total of five volunteers from Mubadala ─ will support the mission across several areas including child-life area support, data collection and patient screening and applicants’ registration, they will be joined by six of our Operation Smile credentialed medical volunteers from Mubadala Health – a network of world-class healthcare providers. The volunteers include one surgeon, two anaesthetists, two nurses and a dentist.
Mubadala’s Employee Volunteering Program is a purpose-driven engagement platform that provides meaningful opportunities for employees to contribute their time, skills and charity to the community. The Program was launched in 2018 with a focus on supporting the Special Olympic World Games and has continued to evolve, enabling the organisation to make a difference through volunteering activities in line with its responsible investment approach.