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Volunteers prepare to become ‘Emirati Face of the Race’ at Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, October 23 - 2011 @ 15:11

More than 400 male and female Takatof volunteers have registered to become the “Emirati face of the race” at this major international motor-racing event.

Their responsibilities over the November 11-13 weekend will include welcoming, guiding and seating VIP guests and visitors; providing venue information to the public; facilitating transport through the courtesy car programme, assisting security (with the help of SANID volunteers) and liaising with media at the media centre.

The team-building meeting prepared the volunteers to carry out their tasks in the best way possible, tapping into their enthusiasm and spirit of cooperation.

Maytha Al Habsi, Takatof Programme Director, addressed the Takatof volunteers and senior Yas Marina officials present. She stressed her confidence in the volunteers’ ability to contribute to the smooth running of the event, while reflecting a positive image of the UAE and the values, hospitality and generosity of the Emirati people.

“Takatof young men and women have consistently proved their ability to serve their homeland in the most brilliant ways,” Mrs Al Habsi noted.
”During the past two Grand Prix events held in the UAE, Takatof volunteers were responsible participants, handling their tasks to the best of their ability while representing their country as cultural ambassadors.”

Mrs Al Habsi paid tribute to the support provided to Takatof by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Board of the Emirates Foundation.

Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit, addressed the volunteers and welcomed them on behalf of the Circuit, “For the third year in succession, we are pleased to welcome volunteers from the Takatof Programme as an integral part of the service supplied by Yas Marina Circuit at the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

He added, “Takatof’s contribution to making this a world class event cannot be underestimated. Each year, the positive feedback that we receive confirms the important role that they play in providing 50,000 spectators daily with a unique taste of UAE hospitality that is world renowned. Just as the Grand Prix opens up Abu Dhabi to the eyes of hundreds of millions of TV viewers, the spectacle at the circuit relies, in part, on the participation of these young Emiratis – giving their free time to contribute to making the Grand Prix a resounding success.”

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Sunday, October 23- 2011 @ 15:11 UAE local time (GMT+4) Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Mediaquest FZ LLC.

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