Who We Are
Rab3i(ربعي) is a social enterprise founded by citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi with the aim of promoting social inclusion for People of Determination in the city. The platform is a not for profit initiative that was established with the support of the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, an Abu Dhabi government entity. Rab3i was incubated with Ma’an as an idea, and developed into the platform that it is today.Rab3i is the Emirati word for “My Friends”. It is an inclusive buddying platform that pairs People of Determination and volunteers based on their shared interests. We seek to increase inclusion of People of Determination in the community and decrease the stigma towards them by enabling them to enjoy all the opportunities available in their community through the lifestyle of their choosing. The platform also provides opportunity to the wider community to share their passions with others and incorporate volunteering into their regular lifestyle.
An inclusive community where People of Determination (POD) are fully socially integrated in our community and can enjoy a life of their choosing.
While Abu Dhabi is host to several initiatives that target People of Determination, they focus on building relationships and attending activities within the social-circle of People of Determination, and lack the integration of People of Determination with the extended community. Rab3i strives to become the primary platform through which POD develop meaningful relationships with the wider community
- Inclusion on every level
- Mutual respect
Meet the Team
The team is a true representation of the Abu Dhabi community with a cultural mix of Emiratis and residents.
everything outdoor including mountaineering, climbing, caving, running, diving and biking. She is active in the Abu Dhabi social community and volunteers with SEDRA, Ramdan Aman, #theADmovement, The Special Olympics and ocean’s clean up campaigns.
about supporting Abu Dhabi’s social sector."
an enthusiastic young man with Down syndrome who found in Omar his best friend.
Expos around the world and accumulated hundred of volunteering hours in Abu Dhabi.
Community Engagement Manager
in Public Health. She was born and brought up in Pakistan and has been living in Abu Dhabi for the past three years during which she also travelled to ten countries for study abroad programs as well as personal exploration. Alizeh is passionate about social impact and women's health and in her free time likes to play table tennis, go on walks, read, dance and catch up on movies.
in the UAE and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba kids and Jr, Aqua zumba and Zumba Gold. Clari has been involved in many events here in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Clari was also the only female tennis player representing the UAE at the recently held Special Olympics. She loves staying fit and enjoys meeting new people and her motto is with hard work, anything is possible."
Shaikha Al Yammahi
She was also part of the Special Olympics Games local organizing committee where she lead high level meetings and presentations for in-kind fundraising purposes which resulted in increasing the donations assigned to the technology division."
collecting many volunteering hours in different community activities including the UAE Red crescent, Expo 2020, Dubai Care’s, Emirati Marshals, Takatof, FIFA World Club cup, Asia Cup and World Special Olympics."
Social Media Manager
She has worked around the world including the Union of Comoros, Lebanon and the UAE in the fields of translation, event management, marketing and volunteered with several social and environmental initiatives. Khouloud was part of Special Olympics World Games local organizing committee where she worked in Technology planning & venue technology management."
Maitha Al Suwaidi
and writing her own poetry and prose. She is also a performance artist, acting in the Cultural Foundation-commissioned play, Al Raheel – Departure. She is also a professional archer and coach, having represented the UAE regionally and internationally. Through all her interests, Maitha explores the topics of culture and representation, childhood, and diplomacy. Most importantly, Maitha is passionate about mental health advocacy and disability studies, and aspires to explore this topic through her graduate studies and creative expression. "
Salama Al Kaabi
and culture, travelling, portrait photography and embroidery. She has volunteered with different entities and organisations such as theRed Crescent, Ramadan Aman and SEHA."