The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana’s team yet again joined forces with Operation Smile UAE and volunteered at the Big Book Sale held on Thursday, April 7th, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi.


This volunteering action has been organized to support Operation Smile UAE in raising much needed funds to provide free corrective surgery for children around the globe born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. During the last book sale Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana’s colleagues and other volunteers helped in raising more than AED 50,000 in just one weekend!


“Whenever we have an opportunity to support Operation Smile, we do not hesitate for one second. This organization helps so many children around the globe and we are glad that with dedicating just a few hours of our time we make a big difference in a child’s life’, said Eleni Tsolakou, the General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan.


“Yet again the book sale was a huge success in helping raise awareness about cleft conditions in children. The funds raised will help more than 60 children receive free corrective surgery. Without the support of Al Wahda Mall management and the employee engagement of several companies and hotels as well as community and student volunteers this could not happen”, commented Morag, the Executive Director of Operation Smile UAE. “A big thank you to everyone involved”, added Morag.


The team had a lot of fun selling books, speaking to other volunteers and supporting this great cause. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana’s colleagues spent a day in a different, unique way and will surely be a part of Operation Smile’s future projects.