Here’s how you can help Palestinians in Gaza right now… 

The UAE launched a Tarahum for Gaza campaign to provide humanitarian relief packages to Palestinian families and children affected by the ongoing crisis. Here are all the places you can donate, volunteer, and do your bit in the UAE:

Emirates Red Crescent

Emirates Red Crescent has opened a number of donation sites across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah for members of the public to donate food, hygiene materials and health supplies towards the humanitarian relief packages.

Those in Abu Dhabi can drop off aid at the following Emirates Red Crescent sites: Emirates Red Crescent Headquarters; Carrefour, Airport Road; Marina Mall Caravan; Shahama, Baniyas Co-operative Society; Khalifa City (behind the shops); Baniyas City (next to Lulu Hypermarket); and Al Shawamekh (in front of Lulu Express).

In Dubai, collections can be made at Emirates Red Crescent Headquarters in Al Quoz; Umm Ramool, Al Garhoud; Carrefour, Mall of the Emirates; City Centre Al Shindagha; City Centre Meaisem; City Centre Mirdif; and Arabian Centre.

In Sharjah, the donation centres can be found at Nekheelat Authority Office; Sharjah Co-operative Society, Helwan; Sharjah Co-operative Society, Al Dhaid; and Lulu Hypermarket, Al Hazana.

There are also seven sites across Fujairah including the Emirates Red Crescent Headquarters; Al Bustan Hall; Masafi Council; Bidiyah Council; Hawaya Suburb, Khorfakkan; Suhaila Suburb, Kaiba; and Dibba Fujairah Co-operative Society for Fishermen.

Alserkal Avenue


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Alserkal Avenue is also collecting donations between October 20 and 30, from 10am to 7pm daily. Taking place at Warehouse 1, the public can donate cash or towards the food, children’s, and women’s packages such as flour, tea bags, cans of tuna, canned chickpeas, oil, pasta, sugar, canned beans, rice, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, female sanitary pads, nappies, blankets, jackets, and tents. There are also a number of initiatives to support within the community where all proceeds will be donated to the Emirates Red Crescent including a yoga class at Shimis on Wednesday, October 25, the sale of all Palestine Forever disposable cameras at Gulf Photo Plus, and tote bags from The Grotto.


Emirates Red Crescent donation boxes can be found at the following malls in the UAE:

  • Mall of the Emirates
  • City Centre Mirdif
  • City Centre Deira
  • City Centre Al Zahia
  • City Centre Sharjah  
  • City Centre Ajman
  • City Centre Fujairah
  • City Centre Me’aisem
  • City Centre Shindagha
  • Matajer Al Juraina
  • Matajer Al Qouz
  • My City Centre Masdar




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Shop essential items via Kibsons using the code ‘DONATE’ and Kibsons will triple your donations. Be sure to select Emirates Red Crescent as the address and you will receive SMS updates when both the first and second order by Kibsons are delivered to the Emirates Red Crescent.



Delivery app Noon will also deliver the essential items directly to the Emirates Red Crescent. Simply select the Emirates Red Crescent address nearest you upon checkout. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation to the Emirates Red Crescent upon checkout.


Local businesses


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For those looking to support Palestinian victims in Gaza, local Dubai-based businesses are doing their bit by donating their profits to causes that support Palestine in the ongoing crisis. From restaurants to gyms, here are 15 homegrown businesses donating their revenue/profits to support Palestine:

What to donate

The vital supplies provided will be sorted into three humanitarian aid packages: children, women, and food. For guidance, here is a full list of the items required for each of the boxes. Alternatively, cash donations can be made via the official Emirates Red Crescent site.

Images: Emirates Red Crescent