The Global Gift Gala is returning to Dubai with a handful of celebrities in tow

The Global Gift Gala is returning to Dubai on Dec. 17. Supplied
Updated 25 November 2019

The Global Gift Gala is returning to Dubai with a handful of celebrities in tow

  • The Global Gift Gala is returning to Dubai in December, and bringing with it a slew of A-listers
  • Entrepreneur Mona Kattan will be honored with the Global Gift Women Empowerment Award

DUBAI: The Global Gift Gala is returning to Dubai in December, and bringing with it a slew of A-listers.

The seventh edition of the annual charity gala, founded by entrepreneur and activist Maria Bravo, will kick off on Dec. 17 and is set to feature a star-studded guest list that includes the likes of Iraqi businesswomen Huda and Mona Kattan — who will be honored with the Global Gift Women Empowerment Award,— Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez, Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman and British actress Michelle Docquery, best known for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley in the drama series “Downton Abbey”.

Of course, the honorary chair Eva Longoria Bastón, who hosted the second edition of the gala in 2013, will also be walking the red carpet. Meanwhile, the legendary pop group Gypsy Kings are set to perform during the evening.

Bravo launched the Global Gift Gala Dubai, in association with the Global Gift Foundation, in 2012 with the aim of elevating the wellbeing and lives of children and families. 

The black-tie event will include a dinner and an auction, which will include works from British artist Sacha Jafri, with all proceeds going towards initiatives by UAE-based global philanthropic organization, Dubai Cares and the Global Gift Foundation.


Lana Del Rey bought her 2020 Grammys dress at the mall

Lana Del Rey at the 2020 Grammy Awards. AFP
Updated 28 January 2020

Lana Del Rey bought her 2020 Grammys dress at the mall

  • The singer attended Sunday night’s ceremony in a dress she purchased at the mall

DUBAI: US singer and songwriter Lana Del Ray just proved to the world that she can pull off anything on the Grammys’ red-carpet, even a dress from a mall.

The star, who was nominated for Album and Song of the Year, wore a full-length grey gown covered in sequins and decorated with beaded fringe. Del Rey accessorized her look with a classic updo and a simple go-to makeup look with a cutting-edge winged eyeliner. 

“So, I actually had another dress and then my boyfriend and I were getting a belt for him at the mall, and I saw this, and I loved it,” the 34-year-old talent said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “This is a last-minute dress.”

Aside from the small adjustment at the waist, the glittering gown – designed by New-York based Aidan Mattox– was off-the-rack. Those who wish to take a style cue from the hitmaker can find the dress—now on sale— online.