Fairmont Dubai partners with Make A Wish foundationDate : 2018-01-25
Fairmont Dubai and Make A Wish Foundation partnered up to turn 13-year old Emirati girl Najla's dream of becoming a fashion designer a reality.
Najla, who has type 1 diabetes, was selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to have her wish granted. The team from Fairmont Dubai took Najla to the Juri Fashion studio for a full day learning session, after which she was given a chance to put what she was taught into practice and design her own dress.
During the day, fashion designer Arwa Baitelmal from Juri Fashion taught Najla how to take measurements, gave her insights about sketching and showed her techniques in cutting and sewing on professional machines.
After this, Fairmont Dubai invited her and her family to stay at the property for two nights, followed by a fashion-themed private party. The party concluded with Baitelmal presenting Najla with a dress, in addition to a sewing machine, leather sketching books and sketching pencils from the Fairmont Dubai team.
Najla said in a statement: "It was really amazing to meet Arwa Baitelmal, and I would like to thank her for teaching me. I would also like to thank Fairmont Dubai and the Make-A Wish Foundation for this opportunity. It is an experience I will never forget."