On January 31, 2019 Harper's Bazaar Arabia together with Sawtouna will host the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball under the patronage of H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development. The inaugural fundraising occasion will benefit UNICEF through UAE's Red Crescent.
The event will raise awareness of charity partners to an elite audience of royalty, international celebrities, regional and international press and VIP’s at the regal Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
The aim is to raise money for UNICEF to educate and protect over 5,000 children to make their dreams come true.
Strategic partners of the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball, Sawtouna is an influential collective of women in Abu Dhabi dedicated to maximizing the potential of women and children, through the support of key charities and foundations both in the region and internationally. Our collaborative efforts will ensure engagement with the right audience to reach our goals.
Part of the UN family, UNICEF is the world’s farthest reaching children’s charity with presence in 190+ countries. The organisation aims to protect children from disease, violence, hunger, war and aids during natural disasters.
Emirates Red Crescent was founded in 1993 with support of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The foundation is the national affiliate of the Red Cross and Red Crescent International Foundations who support efforts to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball's committee includes representatives of multinational organisations and members of Abu Dhabi's elite society.
- Nadine Maalouf - co-founder of 81 Designs and Peak Advisory Group, resident judge of Arab Woman Awards
- Nadia Sehweil - co-founder of Body Tree Studio, Abu Dhabi
- Asma Abdulla Abduljalil Al Fahim
- H.E. Abeer Al Jassim
- Khadija Al Kudsi
- H.E. Maryam Eid Al Mheiri
- Yvette L. Campbell
- Baria Hakki
- Dr Mona Hammami
- Sue Holt
- Alexandra Jaar
- Rosemin Madhavji
- Lizeth Maalouf Makhoul
- Nour Mardam
- Dr. Ali Matar
- Michael McGill
- Mimi Mikati Merhebi
- Dyala Nusseibeh
- Lisa Rokny
- Dr. Hanine Salem
- Seema B.R. Shetty
- Hanan Sayyed Worrell
- Haif Zamzam
H.E NOURA AL KAABI
DIMA AL JUNDI
FAYEZ AL SAEED
THE AYOUB SISTERS
EMIRATES YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Red Carpet and Cocktail Reception
– Welcome Remarks by Raya Abirached and Rosemin Madhavji
– Performances: Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, Emanne Beasha, Ayoub Sisters
– Keynote Speeches
– Live Charity Auction
– Performances: Fayez Al Saeed, Layla Kardan, Guy Manoukian
*Doors to Ballroom close at 07.45pm due to protocol/security