On the occasion of the 50th UAE National Day, The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Police launched an initiative called ‘My child’s golden jubilee gift’ in cooperation with UNICEF Gulf. The joint initiative is targeting newborns in Dubai’s public and private hospitals during the period from 1st to 5th of December 2021.
More than 450 car seats will be distributed to families across 21 public and private hospitals in Dubai. The car seats can be used from birth until four years.
The initiative aims to reiterate the importance of taking the necessary measures for the safety of children and providing the necessary protection for them from traffic accidents, and supporting the habits and behaviors related to road safety by encouraging the use of a child seat in the vehicle.
The initiative, in which the Emirates Driving Institute, Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and Baby Shop Group are participating, also aims to enhance the efforts of the UAE and its pioneering role in improving child health and safety, in coordination with UNICEF and the Supreme Council for Childhood in the UAE.