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Apparel Group Joins Forces with Dubai Holding for ‘Gift It Forward’: Aiming to Support Over 8,500 Dubai Residents This Ramadan

  • Apparel Group Brands – Ardene, Babies & More, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Levi’s, The Children’s Place, and 6thStreet. 

In a heartwarming embrace of the spirit of Ramadan, Apparel Group, a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate, proudly announces its partnership in the Gift It Forward initiative, launched by Dubai Holding. This initiative, aimed at fostering the values of giving and responsible consumption, will benefit over 8,000 blue-collar workers and 500 low-income families across Dubai, supporting the national #RamadanInDubai campaign. 

Gift It Forward is a unique campaign organized in collaboration with the Community Development Authority (CDA) and includes contributions from an array of partners, including Dubai Holding’s portfolio companies and leading retail brands in the region.  

Apparel Group enhances this noble cause with contributions from its esteemed brands, including Ardene, Babies & More, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Levi’s, The Children’s Place, and 6thStreet. These brands have played a crucial role in revitalizing thousands of new items into unique, one-of-a-kind gifts designed to bring joy to those most in need, while also encouraging mindful consumption across the broader community. 

Volunteers from Apparel Group, alongside those from Dubai Holding and other partners, will play a pivotal role in assembling, packaging, and distributing the new inventory items, which include a variety of goods such as clothing, stationery, books, and accessories. 

Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, “Gift It Forward represents a convergence of compassion and responsibility, values that are deeply ingrained in Apparel Group’s ethos. We are honored to collaborate with Dubai Holding and the Community Development Authority to bring this initiative to life. It’s a testament to what can be achieved when communities come together for a common purpose. Our participation in Gift It Forward is a reflection of our commitment to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. By giving new life to items that would otherwise remain unused, we are not only bringing smiles to thousands but also reinforcing the importance of sustainable practices in our daily lives.” 

Huda Buhumaid, Chief Impact Officer, Dubai Holding, said: “In line with our Group sustainability strategy, Gift It Forward underscores our ongoing commitment to deliver meaningful impact, integrating environmental stewardship with social responsibility. As we unite with our portfolio companies and partners, including Apparel Group, for this impactful initiative, our collaboration marks a significant step forward in our shared mission of nurturing sustainable local livelihoods and delivering substantial benefits to the communities in which we operate.” 

The Gift It Forward initiative kicked off on the first day of Ramadan and will continue throughout the Holy Month. It is designed to offer family-friendly volunteering opportunities and to strengthen the sense of community during this blessed time. In addition, Apparel Group, along with other participants, will be involved in a series of engaging events and activities organized across Dubai Holding’s destinations to celebrate Ramadan. 

Building on a history of impactful community outreach and philanthropic efforts, Apparel Group’s involvement in Gift It Forward is another step towards fostering a culture of giving and social responsibility. Through strategic partnerships and collective action, Apparel Group remains dedicated to making a positive impact on society and the environment. 

This initiative underscores the power of collaboration and shared values in creating a more inclusive and sustainable future for all. 

About Apparel Group LLC  

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 2100+ retail stores and 85+ brands on all platforms while employing over 20,000+ multicultural staff.  

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Egypt. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary and Philippines.  

Apparel Group has created an omni-channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear, and lifestyles such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot, and Rituals.  

Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades. 


Dubai Holding is a diversified global investment company with investments in 31 countries and a combined workforce of nearly 40,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding touches the lives of millions of Dubai residents and visitors through its extensive portfolio of over AED 146 billion worth of assets that support the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai’s economy across 10 key sectors: Real Estate, Hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment, Media, ICT, Design, Education, Retail, Manufacturing & Logistics and Science.  

Our portfolio is comprised of five leading companies: Dubai Holding Real Estate, one of the largest landowners and integrated master developers in Dubai;  Dubai Holding Asset Management, which offers a world-class portfolio of 10 business districts, 20 retail destinations and 15 residential communities that collectively enable business and tourism activity as well as an enriched living experience for residents; Dubai Holding Hospitality, which manages leading hospitality assets and a diverse collection of unique F&B concepts as well as top-notch hotel brands including Jumeirah, Dubai Holding’s flagship hospitality brand and global luxury hotel company; Dubai Holding Entertainment, which comprises Dubai’s leading leisure attractions, media and entertainment venues such as Ain Dubai, Global Village, Dubai Parks and Resorts, ARN, and Roxy Cinemas, amongst others; and Dubai Holding Investments, a dedicated vehicle responsible for developing and implementing the Group’s investment strategy, and managing a diverse portfolio of strategic and financial investments across public and private markets in the UAE and internationally. Focused on long-term and sustainable value creation, it has investments in Warsan Waste Management Centre, Du and Azadea, as well as joint ventures and partnerships with Brookfield, Emaar and others.