Category Archives: Charity

Running for those who can’t

Posted by: @KokoZu
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We live in a great city that’s full of opportunity and tons of exciting events, concerts, fitness-related activities and much more. And it doesn’t get better than combining two of these at the same time. That’s exactly what the Red Bull Wings for Life World Run aims to do: tackling fitness and charity in one go! The Wings for Life World Run returns to the UAE bigger than ever. On May 8th, at 3pm local time, runners of all abilities, fun runners, and fanatics, young and old, will come together in Dubai’s Autodrome and join tens of thousands of runners from over 30 countries to start the race at the exact same time. The run aims to help fund research to find a cure for spinal cord injury and all money raised goes straight to the foundation. You can register for the run online until May 4th at…

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Waqt al Hikaya

We’re so proud to announce our very first Arabic Storytime, Waqt al Hikaya, taking place this Saturday, March 19th at Virgin Megastore Sahara Centre. In partnership with the Arab Reading Challenge and Kalimat Publishing, the event aims to emphasize the importance of reading but will particularly highlight the Arab culture, language and literature. The event will include two Arabic book readings by TV Presenter Safia AlShehi and MBC 3 Kids TV Presenter Maha al Hamed. There will also be a puppet show and arts and crafts activities sponsored by the Sharjah Ladies Club and UAEBby, an organization that seeks to promote international understanding through children’s books. And of course tons of yummy treats as well from Oushe and juice from Barakat. As this event coincides with the upcoming Mother’s Day, we’ve also partnered up Dumye and the first 20 children…

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Ramadan Kareem

Posted by: Suzanne Mahfouz
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We long for Ramadan to start every year, for the joyous sentiments we get when Ramadan’s doors are starting to open. Our hearts feel the bliss and the happiness. We think about the family Iftars that are yet to come after our long fasting hours. We wait eagerly for the latest Arabic TV shows and special Ramadan desserts we eat that are specifically served during this holy month. The nights we spend outside our homes enjoying the Ramadan decorations in the streets and cafes. And finally, friends and family gatherings for Suhoor are the finest way to end your day in Ramadan. These beautiful moments that we long for before Ramadan have become divine rituals for most of us. “So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder” (45:4). I’m writing this as a reminder of what makes this month the special time that it…

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Magic Phil’s Charity Tour

Posted by: Sophie
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As part of our mission of doing business for good – we like to help out where we can and take part in and support worthy initiatives where possible. Last week, Magic Phil the magician from our regular Story Time events took time from his busy performance schedule in order to visit and perform at the Princess Haya Centre, Amman, Jordan for children whose lives have been affected by the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Palestine. The children came to the centre to enjoy a day of entertainment and games, as well as the show by the UAE best loved magician one and only Magic Phil! The show ran great! The children were all shouting and joining in and each child Phil got to come up with him on stage was sooo happy to be there! As always Magic Phil…

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Whatever It Takes

Posted by: Sophie
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When you’re in a rush to leave the house in a morning, don’t forget your coffee, tea, juice or energy drink without fear of spillage when you choose one of these exclusive colourful Travel Mugs from the charitable brand Whatever It Takes.                   Enjoy your drink of choice at home or to go, hot or cold, morning, noon and night featuring artwork donated by A-list celebrities such as George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams, Slash, Charlize Theron, Phil Collins, Yuvraj Singh, Daniel Craig, Katy Perry, Pierce Brosnan, Kanye West, Ranbir Kapoor and Ronnie Wood. Whatever It Takes is a unique charity artwork campaign launched by 21st Century Leaders Foundation to raise funds for key global development causes. The Whatever It Takes artworks are donated by celebrities and have inspired a whole collection…

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