Publish Date : 2023-03-15
Make-A-Wish® UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Burjeel Medical City in its efforts to spread the foundation’s lofty message that is based on its noble humanitarian strategy. The MOU facilitates the process of obtaining information for children with critical illnesses to grant their wishes. It also aims to enhance the cooperation between the two parties to raise awareness of their community’s goals and activities.
The MOU was signed by Hani Alzubaidi, CEO...
Publish Date : 2023-03-06
Make a Wish” Foundation UAE has announced organizing the fifth version of its initiative “Run for a Wish”, which will take place on the 11th of March 2023, under the patronage of the wife of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, HH. Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Honorary President of “Make a Wish” foundation,
Hani Alzubaidi, CEO...
Publish Date : 2022-11-02
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with
the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the United Arab Emirates that defines mechanisms and means of collaboration between the two entities. The MoU is set to achieve the Foundation’s goals aimed at bringing happiness and joy to children with serious health conditions and instilling a spirit of hope and optimism in their hearts, encouraging them to continue...
Publish Date : 2022-03-24
Make-A-Wish® UAEsigned a Memorandum of Understanding with Lulu International Group with the aim of enhancing cooperation between the two parties in a campaign that begins on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan and aims to please the hearts of critically ill children and give them hope, strength and joy. Lulu shall support the charitable activity of MAW-UAE by acting as a collection point to allow Lulu shoppers donate to MAW-UAE by 2 AED or more at counter checkouts in all Lulu centers...
Publish Date : 2022-01-03
The Make a Wish Foundation announced that it fulfilled the wishes of 610 children from 31 nationalities suffering from dire medical conditions in 2021, noting it has fulfilled 5,000 wishes since its launch in 2010.
Sheikha Sheikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Honorary Chairperson...
Publish Date : 2021-12-30
To coincide with the season of goodwill, Ski Dubai partnered with the Make-A-Wish® UAE to grant the holiday wishes of children with critical illnesses. Seven children and their parents created festive family moments at Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland, where they enjoyed a private meet and greet with Santa Claus and building snowmen in real snow.
Mohammad El Etri, Vice President of Global Snow, Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment & Cinemas said, “At Majid Al...
Publish Date : 2021-09-30
Amazon has joined hands with Make-A-Wish to support children with cancer in the UAE. For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Amazon partnered with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to children with cancer, utilising its size to help the community. As part of the global Amazon Goes Gold campaign, the firm is also conducting...
Publish Date : 2021-03-24
Make-A-Wish® United Arab Emirates signeda memorandum of understanding with Mediclinic Middle East, a private healthcare provider which is part of Mediclinic International, in an effort to help grant further wishes of children with critical illnesses.
The MOU was signed by Hani Al Zubaidi, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish® United Arab Emirates and on behalf of Mediclinic Middle East by David Hadley, Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Middle East.
Publish Date : 2020-12-28
Make a Wish" Foundation announced today the launch of the third edition of the "Run for Wishes" initiative under the patronage of the wife of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikha Shaikha Bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Honorary life Parton President of “Make-A-Wish® UAE.
Commenting on the launch of the third edition of this charitable community race, Hani...
Publish Date : 2020-12-24
Within the framework of their community initiatives and support for charitable work, "Zaya Nurai" Island and "Nirvana Travel and Tourism” give the girl unforgettable vacation with her family members
The "Make-A-Wish® UAE brought happiness and joy to the heart of the 15-year-old Emiratigirl “Roudha ", by granting her wish to stay with her family on an island away from people.
With the support of "Zaya Nurai" island...
Publish Date : 2020-12-22
To celebrate the season of goodwill, Ski Dubai partnered with the Make-A-Wish® UAE to grant the holiday wishes of children with critical illnesses. Ten children and their parents created festive family moments at Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland, where they enjoyed a special visit with Santa Claus and playing in real snow.
To celebrate the holiday season, Ski Dubai has been transformed into a picture-perfect Winter Wonderland with a snow-clad forest where families can enjoy...
Publish Date : 2020-09-28
Make-A-Wish® United Arab Emirates announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al Suwaidi Foundation (“ASF”) a non-profit organization. The MoU signed by HE Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, ASF’s Founder & Chief Executive Officer and Hani Al Zubaidi, “Make-A-Wish® CEO.
According to the terms of the MoU, “ASF”, as part of their Community Social Responsibility, will support the charitable activities of...
Publish Date : 2020-09-07
Make-A-Wish Foundation® United Arab Emirates announces today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE Rare Diseases Society. A society that aims at providing the moral support to patients suffering from rare diseases and their families. According to the terms of the MoU, signed by Mr. Hani Al Zubaidi Make-A-Wish Foundation® CEO and H.E. Meshaal Abd Al Wahab Al Hamadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Rare Diseases Society, the two parties will...
Publish Date : 2020-09-01
The Make a Wish Foundation announced the launch of its awareness campaign ‘Hope is essential, for a child fighting...
Publish Date : 2020-08-10
As part of its efforts to grant more wishes for children with severe diseases, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zulekha hospital.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Hani Al-Zubaidi, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE and Mrs. Zanubia Shams, Co-Chairperson, Zulekha Healthcare Group.
As part of the agreement...
Publish Date : 2020-07-26
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE announced today the launch of a fundraising campaign on social media in cooperation with “Etisalat” and “Du” Foundations, with the aim of granting wish of a child to build a Mosque“Masjid “in Africa.
"We are proud of our children whose hearts fill the seeds of love, goodness and the noble human benevolence that Sheikh Zayed, may God have mercy on him, have planted,"...
Publish Date : 2020-05-12
MAY 12, 2020—Secretlab today announced a partnership with Make-A-Wish®, the world’s leading wish-granting organization for children with critical illnesses and its first charity of choice. Make-A-Wish® has been helping wish children fulfill their wishes for the past 40 years, giving them the hope, strength and joy they need to beat back their illness.
Having recently concluded a campaign that will see 400,000 masks donated to hospitals in the...
Publish Date : 2020-03-25
New social media campaign encourages Make-A-Wish Children amidst wish delays due to COVID-19
PHOENIX (March 25, 2020) – Make-A-Wish globally is facing a record number of wishes waiting to be granted as a result of the recent need to postpone all wishes that involve travel due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19. The challenging circumstances have inspired Make-A-Wish to think creatively about how to bring hope and joy to Make-A-Wish...
Publish Date : 2020-03-02
“Make a Wish” Foundation UAE granted wishes of 15 children suffering from cancer, as part of its celebration, in co-operation with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), of the International Childhood Cancer Day.
The celebration was attended by Hani Al Zubaidi Make A Wish Foundation UAE CEO, Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Acting Chief Medical Officer (SKMC), Dr. Naser Al Zein, MD Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (SKMC), Project Manager and “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE...
Publish Date : 2020-02-10
“Make a Wish” Foundation UAE announced today that it has successfully granted wish No.4000 during the foundation’s journey in the UAE. This wish was granted for a 15-year-old, Rawda, an Emirati girl suffering from diabetes type one. This was within the framework of the Foundation's noble humanitarian strategy to grant wishes of children with critical illnesses.
Rawda’s wish was to build a mosque in a poor country bearing the name of Sheikh...
Publish Date : 2020-01-08
Under the patronage of the wife of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, HH. Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Life-time Parton of “Make a Wish” foundation UAE, the Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary by launching the second edition of the “Run for a Wish” initiative, which achieved remarkable success in its first version.
Commenting on this occasion,...
Publish Date : 2019-12-09
As a distinguished habit of annually celebrating, “Make a Wish” UAE Foundation celebrated the festive season in collaboration with The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal by spreading joy and happiness in the hearts of sick children and granting their wishes.
Sam Boutros, 10 years old, had his wish granted and accompanied the event by lighting himself the Christmas tree at the main lobby of the luxury hotel during their annual Christmas Tree Ceremony, a popular event...
Publish Date : 2019-11-27
“Make a Wish” Foundation UAE in cooperation with Jumeirah at Etihad Towers organized a charity related kick-off to start into the Grand Prix week, which saw the arrival of Michael Schumachers Benetton Ford 1992 model.
The event was attended by Hani Al Zubaidi, CEO of “Make a Wish” Foundation, Leon Savino, General Manager of Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel, Mark Sutton, F1™ photographer legend of of over 500 GPs, and Armin Flossdorf, racing artist....
Publish Date : 2019-11-25
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in cooperation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, hosted 7children suffering from critical illnesses and strove to fulfil their wishes as a start to grant the wishes of up to 40 children in a row. The visit took place in recognition of Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2019 and is a result of ENEC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and humanitarianism.
Publish Date : 2019-11-05
In itsinitiative during the Year of Tolerance 2019, The second session of“Make a Wish” Foundation UAE, in collaboration with Novotel Hotel Fujairah, hosted some of its children to design its new memorial gift, with the contribution of Azza Al Qubaisi, the UAE's leading creator of fine art and jewellery.
Commenting on the event, Hamdan Al Kaabi, Board Member of “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE , said: “We are delighted to be able to showcase...
Publish Date : 2019-09-23
As a new initiative during the Year of Tolerance 2019, “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE, in collaboration with Fairmont Dubai Hotel, will host 20 of its children to design its new memorial gift, with the contribution of Azza Al Qubaisi, the UAE's leading creator of fine art and jewellery.
Commenting on the event, Hani Al Zubaidi, Chief Executive Officer of “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE , said: “We are delighted to be able to showcase our children's...
Publish Date : 2019-09-11
During the September, and in collaboration with the N2N Gallery in Abu Dhabi, “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE will be hosting paintings’ exhibition with the participation of nine artists (Suha Mulki, Hafsa Rasool, Katerina Floescher, Noura Ali Al-Ramahi, Katerina Spirtus, Daniil Volkov, Shahnawaz Khan, Diana Darouiche, Tala H. Atrouni), with more than twenty original paintings in which their income will be allocated to support the work of the Foundation in granting the...
Publish Date : 2019-07-17
The Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE presented its key achievements during the first half of 2019, as part of its strategy for the Year of Tolerance.
During the Year of Tolerance, the foundation has launched many initiatives that provide hope and happiness to sick children and...
Publish Date : 2019-06-19
Since 2016, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has fulfilled the wishes of around 434 Yemeni children suffering from serious diseases, who are patients of the Friendship Hospital in Yemen, supported by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.
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Publish Date : 2019-05-19
With the aim of giving the residents of the capital an opportunity to embrace the community spirt and spend precious time with family and friends, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is hosting a series of activities.
In line with Ramadan’s values of giving, the mall is partnering with Make A Wish foundation, to host a traditional bazaar. The bazaar will have abayas, paintings, handicrafts, bokhours, perfumes and other traditional Arabic accessories on sale.
All proceeds from...
Publish Date : 2019-04-29
Under the patronage of the wife of HH. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, HH. Shaikha Bint Saif Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, President Honorary Chairperson and Life Parton of “Make a Wish” Foundation UAE, “Make a Wish” UAE celebrates the global World Wish Day.
On 29 April, the “Make a Wish UAE main office will light up...
Publish Date : 2019-03-24
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Royal Arrow presents Spanish concert pianist Pablo Amorós in charity gala at the Emirates Palace Hotel Auditorium in Abu Dhabi on Friday 12 April 2019
This April, join renowned international Spanish concert pianist, Pablo Amorós, at a special charity gala as he plays popular Spanish and European classical piano repertoire at the Emirates Palace Hotel Auditorium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Publish Date : 2019-03-03
Make a Wish Foundation UAE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with STEP2 MENA FZCO as part of its strategy in helping to strengthen and empower children diagnosed with a critical illness, together with its celebration of the Year of Tolerance.Under the terms of the agreement, STEP2 MENA FZCO, the US’s largest toddler toy manufacturer and marketer of high-quality plastic products, will provide Make a Wish Foundation UAE with backyard toys four times a year, as part of their...
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“Make a Wish” Foundation UAE successfully achieved its strategy during the year of 2018, and surpassed the number 100 dedicated to granting wishes to celebrate Sheikh Zayed's centennial. 603 wishes for children suffering from critical illnesses have been granted inside and outside the country, reaching 3411 wishes since the establishment of the foundation in the UAE in 2003.
Sheikha Shaikha Bint Saif Bint Mohammed...
Publish Date : 2018-12-12
In cooperation with Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Make A Wish Foundation UAE has launched the Tree of Giving an initiative to cultivate a culture of well being and mark the opening of the Season of Giving The Colour Your World festival at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas will run until February 2019, colouring your New...
Publish Date : 2018-11-19
Party held at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre organized as a treat for children living with the condition
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala’s integrated network of healthcare providers, worked with Make-a-Wish Foundation UAE to grant the wishes of children with type-1 diabetes during a ceremony held at the center.
The non-profit organization arranges memorable experiences for children with critical illnesses.
Publish Date : 2018-11-07
“Make a Wish” Foundation has recently launched the "Charity Star" initiative, which represents a new program held in collaboration with a number of UAE Celebrities and Stars who love to do good.
The idea of the program coincides with “Make a Wish” Foundation’s strategy during “Zayed Year” 2018, in launching a number of humanitarian activities and initiatives to commemorate the year 2018 and celebrating Zayed’s 100th birth...
Publish Date : 2018-11-04
Make a Wish’ Foundation UAE recently partnered with Emirates to help make the wish of 11-year-old Fatima come true, and let her dreams take flight to become a Boeing 777 pilot for a day.
Fatima and her family, along with ‘Make a Wish’ UAE Foundation representatives were met at the Emirates Aviation College by First Officer Maryam Bin Ismail, First Officer for the Boeing 777 and Captain David Reny, Emirates B777 Training Manager. Fatima was able to experience the...
Publish Date : 2018-09-11
Children’s wishes and dreams often transcend the limits of reality, to fly high in the sky and discover the unknown. “Make a Wish” Foundation has recently managed to fulfil the 12-year-old girl's dream to fly between the stars and get to know the true image of the sky by granting her wish to own the telescope she wanted.
“I was always dreaming of exploring the beauty of the sky and would like to...
Publish Date : 2018-07-19
Included community initiatives and signing cooperative agreements
Abu Dhabi, UAE: “Make a Wish” foundation highlighted its most important achievements during the first half of 2018, which contributes in supporting the execution of the foundation’s goals and strategies during the “Year of Zayed 2018”, in addition to enhance the awareness of its activities and programs aiming to grant more wishes for children with critical illness.
Publish Date : 2018-07-12
“Make a Wish” Foundation granted 359 wishes of children with critical illnesses during the first half of 2018 only, raising the total number of granted wishes to 3159 wishes inside and outside UAE since its establishment.
During the “Zayed Year” 2018, the foundation’s strategy focused on executing multiple initiatives and activities holding the number “100”, which include granting 100 wishes in Yemen, 100 wishes in Jordan, in addition to...
Publish Date : 2018-07-04
Abu Dhabi, Make a Wish Foundation UAE (MAW) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Leopold’s of London Restaurant as part of its strategy in helping to strengthen and empower children living with critical illnesses, together with its celebration of “Zayed Year 2018”.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Mohammed Ahmed Saeed Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Leopold’s of London and Hani Al Zubaidi, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE.
Publish Date : 2018-06-04
To support our wish granting, lLCaffe di Roma has created two new drinks called the 'Unicorn Shakes'.
A percentage of the sales will be donated to granting more life-changing...
Publish Date : 2018-05-06
Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE (MAW) as a partner to its current CSR strategy, a media report said.
Under the terms of the agreement, Abu Dhabi Ports will help raise awareness of the activities and programs undertaken by the charitable organisation, as well as offer its assets to grant wishes for critically ill children, reported Emirates news agency Wam.
Company employees will...
Publish Date : 2018-05-01
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 April 2018
UAE’s “Make a Wish” foundation, headed by the wife of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates, Her Highness Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, celebrated “World Wish Day” anniversary that occurs on the 29th of April each year, marking the first wish granted to Chris Greicius in 1980 of becoming a...
Publish Date : 2018-05-01
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 April 2018
The 13-year-old Hamza did not believe his hearing when he was told that his wish to meet his favourite hero, John Cena, which he was waiting for a long time, would be granted soon. Mu'taz al-Abadi, Hamzah's father, expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to “Make a Wish” Foundation for their efforts in bringing joy and happiness to his son's heart.
Hamza is a crash survivor teen...
Publish Date : 2018-04-22
Flying over Dubai sky and seeing its beautiful features, was the dream of a 10-year-old girl, Hind. “Make a Wish” organization response was quick & effective, with its mission in granting the wishes of children suffering from chronic and serious illnesses.
In cooperation with Heli Dubai, the specialized aerial tours of the city of Dubai company, “Make a Wish” was able to grant Hind’s wish with a designed aerial tour for an unforgettable experience....
Publish Date : 2018-04-02
Abu Dhabi, March 28, 2018
The Foundation escorted him to UAE landmarks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
In line with its strategy to achieve 100 wishes in Jordan during “Zayed year” 2018, “Make a Wish” foundation has succeeded in granting the wish of the young Jordanian Jafar, 15, who is suffering from cancer, to come to the UAE and visit some of its landmarks, particularly the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration...
Publish Date : 2018-03-26
Al Ain, UAE, March 29, 2018
Celebrating Mother’s Day and International Happiness Day, Make-a-Wish and Tawam Hospital granted the wishes of 8 Children
Make a Wish Foundation in coordination with Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, the Center of Treating Cancer Diseases in UAE, organized a celebration in the occasion of Mother’s Day and International Happiness Day.
Doctors, hospital staff, and children receiving treatment...
Publish Date : 2018-03-06
Hallabolou is a children's enrichment and event company in Abu Dhabi. They have supported Make-A-Wish UAE over the last year and have now sponsored their first wish! Together we can create more life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
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Publish Date : 2018-02-19
Dubai Police and Make-A-Wish UAE grants Seif his wish to be a policeman
Dubai Police General Command, in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Security Investigation Foundation, and within the various initiatives of the Foundation, has granted the wish of the child Saif Ahmed Saeed Saif Al Kutbi, 8 years old, to join the Dubai Police, following his father and his love working as a police officer.
Maj. Gen. Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Community Welfare...
Publish Date : 2018-02-06
Thekandharaa wished to be a doctor for a day,
we where inspired and impressed by her fast ability to learn everything doctors do!
Good job Thekandharaa!
Publish Date : 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.
Publish Date : 2016-09-04
Abu Dhabi: The Make A Wish Foundation fulfilled the wish of an Emirati child to meet Spiderman.
The four-year-old Emirati child, Saud, suffers from Type 1 diabetes and is a fan of famous cartoon characters. The foundation cooperated with Fairmont Hotel to create a scenario in which ‘Spiderman’ met with the child. The family expressed their heartfelt...
Publish Date : 2016-01-24
Huge thank you to Agthia Group & Alain Water for launching special Al Ain Water bottles to be sold through ADNOC stations in UAE in line with the year of giving to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Publish Date : 2015-07-19
A laptop to play. That was the only wish a girl fighting for life at a hospital had made during the holy month of Ramadan.
Her desire was heard by a charity organisation in the UAE, which concluded its Ramadan activities by granting her wish, as part of their One Wish per Day for 30 Days campaign.
Every year, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, which began in 2003, try to bring smiles on the faces of children from all over the country who were diagnosed with life threatening diseases.
Some children are...
Publish Date : 2015-04-13
When Ali Saleh was contacted by the Make-a-Wish Foundation UAE, he asked that not only he but all 200 of his fellow campers at the Basma Diabetes Camp be taken to Ferrari World on Yas Island for a day of play.
Ali, 10, from Kuwait, suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and attended the camp in Ras Al Khaimah earlier this year. Because of his situation, Ali was unable to be like other children growing up, to go out and play with other kids, so his wish came from that want,”...
Publish Date : 2014-04-14
A three-year-old boy has fulfilled a long-held dream to own a horse – after being given one by the President, Sheikh Khalifa.
Khaled Al Menhali, who has cancer, was given the Arabian horse by Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa, adviser to the President, the state news agency Wam reported.
The toddler, who is being treated at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in the capital, came face to face with his new, and rather large, pet during a visit to a local stable. Noha Al Shorbaji, from Make a Wish Foundation UAE,...
Publish Date : 2012-10-23
It’s a heart-warming thing when a global brand reaches out to disadvantaged members of the community. This month, the Holiday Inn is teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE to put a smile on the faces of kids with life-threatening conditions. In celebration of their third anniversary on October 29, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi is hosting a one-off éclair cutting ceremony for mothers with special three-year-olds.
The event will be open to the public and will include a...
Publish Date : 2012-06-06
ABU DHABI // A five-year-old Emirati boy's dream of being a prince for a day has come true thanks to the UAE's Make-A-Wish foundation.
Abdulrahman was taken to the Al Bateen Palace in the capital dressed in custom-made royal robes yesterday, and was greeted by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan.
Instead of his usual day of playing football or watching Arabs Got Talent on television, he was seated at the...