3 month countdown until Kyrgyzstan!
Friday 2nd July – Sunday 11th July
Borders are open, flights are available, no quarantine necessary - and we are so excited to be taking you to Kyrgyzstan!

Cost: 3400 AED (USD 920) + flights

This is our first international charity challenge that we have been able to run since COVID-19 and we are so thrilled to get back out there and see the wilds of this wonderful country.

We will be trekking through high-altitude lakes, glaciers, mountains and valleys, while fundraising to support critical sustainable infrastructure and education for children in some of the most remote regions of the country where there is access to none. We will be building a community centre in a very remote region of Kyrgyzstan, which will support more than 12,000 people in the surrounding villages.

Join us for this incredible charity challenge that will change your life and the lives of children in need.
Wrap up of our hiking season
What a great few months it has been out in the mountains this past winter season. We have explored some unchartered areas for Gulf for Good, climbed our firm favourites and met with our amazing community and newbies in the UAE’s great outdoors.

While we put our boots away until next season it is with great pride we share that this season (October 2020 – March 2021) we have raised AED 78,000 - a record amount from our hiking programme.

Thank you to all our happy hikers!
Wrap up of our Virtual Everest Base Camp challenge
supporting children in Nepal
Earlier this month we saw people from across the UAE, USA, UK, Nepal and Jordan join us for our Virtual Everest Base Camp to raise AED 20,000 for Mission Himalaya's Children's Eco Home & Farm, our charity project in Nepal. 

Together we each walked 65km during an eight day period, the same distance as trekking to Everest Base Camp.

More than 70 donors contributed to the funds which will fund a greenhouse tunnel system and solar panels for the farm, and provide an additional source of produce and revenue for the project.

Thank you to all the participants and donors for supporting this cause!

Fancy doing the real Everest Base Camp trek? We're going in October. Read more details here.
Coming up next:
Saturday 22nd May
The return of our most popular virtual challenge from 2020 - the Virtual Burj Khalifa Charity Challenge will take place next month and we are inviting you to join us to climb 2,909 stairs, the same height as the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.

We are so excited to announce that we will have Gretta Beckett, Wai Ching (World No. 2) and Suzy Walsham (World No. 1) Global Elite Runners as Ambassadors for this challenge. They are attempting a world record to climb the Burj Khalifa in the fastest record time yet. We can't wait!

Climb stairs from wherever you are in the world while raising funds for SOS Children's Villages in Kyrgyzstan where we are supporting the build of a community centre to boost learning and social activities.

This project will improve the lives of 165 vulnerable families, 180 children and support 12,000 inhabitants of surrounding villages in this remote region of Kyrgyzstan. 
We're hiring - Corporate Partnerships Director
We're looking for a volunteer board member to join us and oversee our Corporate Partnerships activity.

  • Volunteer (minimum expectation) 10 hours per month
  • Embody Gulf for Good's core values
  • Serve for minimum of 1 year
  • Advise of G4G's corporate partnerships and strategy

To apply email your CV and cover letter to admin@gulf4good.org.
In partnership with Optimal Fitness in Studio City, we invite you to join this twelve week body transformation programme - to do good for you while doing good for children in need.

For every participant that signs up for the fitness programme, we'll receive a donation back to our charity projects. A win for your body and a win for children around the world!

Optimal Fitness are offering two programmes for men and women:
Ladies Who Lunge or Men's Summer Shred starting on April 11th for 12 weeks.

• 3 group sessions per week
• A mix of HIIT & weight training
• 2 personal trainers in each session
• Tailored diet & nutrition plan
• Weekly bespoke solo training plans
• 24/7 support & accountability
• Full gym membership included

Call or WhatsApp Optimal on 056 808 2386 for more details and to register.
Volunteer appreciation
Clare Hartnett
A huge thank you to Clare, our training offering coordinator. Clare covers the registrations for our Friday and Saturday training throughout the year - covering snow hikes, beach walks, stair climbs, yoga & mountain biking. New sessions to be introduced soon! When not busy doing the registrations, Clare can usually be found with two loves of her life, partner Len and their adorable camper van!
Katy Hacking
Huge congratulations to our hiking admin coordinator Katy and her husband on the arrival of their baby daughter born in March. Katy has worked tirelessly throughout the hiking season, coordinating all the registrations, monitoring payments and ensuring all those waivers are signed as well as creating the weekly WhatsApp groups! We look forward to welcoming Katy back from maternity leave next season.
Join us this Friday for the next Thrift for Good Palm Pop-Up:

Venue: The Golden Mile Walking Track behind the Thrift for Good store, Golden Mile Building 8, Floor B1, Palm Jumeirah

Time: Friday, April 16th from 5pm - midnight!

There will be 20+ stalls featuring Ramadan inspired vendors selling chai, carpets, tea and more. Our previous market in March raised AED 9,487 and it featured 20+ women-led businesses.

Thank you for supporting this cause dedicated to sustainability.
Gulf for Good invites you to join our monthly social evening during the Holy month of Ramadan for an Iftar meal.

Save the date, bring your friends, come and join us!

Date: Wednesday 21st April
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Zabeel House, Social Company
Dress code: Casual
Cost: 89aed including VAT
We are excited to share that we have partnered with My Family Fitness (a one-stop shop for all fitness equipment for kids and adults alike), who are generously supporting our mission of helping children around the world.

They are raising funds for Soft Power Education to help renovate classrooms in Uganda. When you make an order through myfamilyfitness.com, you can pledge a donation and help 605 pupils to a better, safer, and more inspiring learning environment.

Join us in this initiative and let's work together! Thank you!
In the past 19 years Gulf for Good has raised almost USD 4 million for 61 charity projects in 27 countries helping more than 35,000 children with a focus on education projects such as building schools and renovating classrooms in developing countries. To find out more details about Gulf for Good and how to support our charity projects, please visit gulf4good.org.


Based in Dubai, Gulf for Good is a registered not for profit.
Since 2001, we have been taking people on bucket-list
challenges around the world; each challenge supporting a
worthy children's charity, helping make a real difference in
the lives of underprivileged and vulnerable kids.

UAE NPO #1500021 | UK Registered charity #1140294