Nancy Ajram steals show at Dubai World Cup

Nancy Ajram
Updated 27 March 2017
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Nancy Ajram steals show at Dubai World Cup

DUBAI: Lebanese star Nancy Ajram and her husband Dr. Fadi Al-Hashim attended the Dubai World Cup on Saturday and met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
“It was an honor to meet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the #dubaiworldcup #2017 #dubai #nancyajram,” the singer posted on her social media accounts alongside a photo of the meeting.
Over 80,000 guests, including senior government officials, gathered at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse to find out which is the best horse in the world.
Ajram looked elegant in a black and white dress. A rose-shaped hat completed the look.
The singer, who was the center of attention at the event, shared exclusive pictures on social media for her fans.
The Dubai World Cup Race Day is the biggest sporting and social occasion on the Dubai calendar. The event attracts the most high profile owners, trainers, horses and jockeys to Dubai’s exquisite Meydan Racecourse.
Meanwhile, Ajram is preparing to release her ninth album.
She recently finished filming a video clip entitled “Hassa Beck” (I feel you) directed by Laila Kanaan.


'Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation' pledges $27 million for refugee education

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'Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation' pledges $27 million for refugee education

DUBAI: On World Refugee Day, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Emirati businessman and philanthropist, announced the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, a new 100M AED ($27 million) initiative to benefit 5,000 children and youth over 3 years.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair said: “I established this fund because I believe that philanthropists have a role in helping to address one of the most acute challenges of our region: lack of education opportunities for young people who need it the most.”
The Fund will award grants to support secondary, vocational and tertiary education programs for refugee youth in Jordan and Lebanon. It will also support children of families who due to wars and disasters in their home countries, temporarily reside in the UAE but are unable to afford school fees. The first round of grants will be announced prior to the start of the new school year.

Applauding this initiative, Filippo Grande, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said: “We welcome the generous commitment by Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair. The Fund highlights the importance of the Arab world’s business community in creating a positive impact through supporting the region’s displaced communities.”

Commenting on the initiative, Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education said: “There can be no better investment in the future of the Arab region than to support the education of the most vulnerable — refugee children and youth.”

The AbdulAziz Refugee Education Fund will be administered by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. Founded in 2015 and based in Dubai, it is the largest privately funded foundation in the Arab world focused exclusively on education. It aims to improve access to quality education for high-achieving, underserved Emirati and Arab youth. Abdulla Al Ghurair pledged one third of his wealth to the Foundation and set out a target of reaching 15,000 youth over 10 years valued at over $1 billion.