Under the Patronage of Chairperson of the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the Haut Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Founder and President of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, an exclusive, red-carpet VIP gala fundraising initiative, ‘In the Kitchen with Stars,’ was held at Robinsons in Dubai, UAE.
The event was attended by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Excellency Mr. Saeed Hareb, Secretary General Dubai Sports Council, IHC Board Member and Mr. Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman, Al-Futtaim. The event benefitted The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s ‘Sustainable Energy Program’ and H.E.L.P. Our Kid’s ‘One Humanity’ project.
“It is a pleasure to see valued partners and guests come together to support the foundation,” said HE Mr. Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. “There is a growing need to educate and protect our children and the Planet’s resources to ensure a more sustainable future.”
Al-Futtaim brought the ‘In the Kitchen with Stars by Robinsons’ humanitarian fundraising campaign to the UAE to raise money and awareness for the ‘Sustainable Energy’ and ‘One Humanity’ organizations. Seven grand prizes worth nearly AED 1 million were on offer, with final winners announced at the fundraising event.
Speaking about the partnership with ‘In the Kitchen with Stars,’ Mr. Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman, Al-Futtaim, said during the launch of the campaign, “Dubai is a leading example for innovation in sustainability and is currently home to an eclectic mixture of cultures representing one humanity living in harmony and peace together. As a company that cares about its community, we are proud to be supporting such a worthwhile initiative with this campaign and hosting this prestigious event at Robinsons.”
The event was also the venue of a video presentation, announcing the participation of Monaco at the Expo 2020 Dubai. The video, presented by HE Mrs. Mireille Pettiti, Ambassador of Monaco and President of Monaco Inter Expo Board of Directors, was unveiled in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman, Al-Futtaim, as well as VIP guests in attendance, incluing our own Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Velvet Magazine. .
More than 100 international guests visited Dubai to attend the fundraising event, as well as hundreds of guests who contributed to the fundraising initiative. Guests enjoyed an aperitif welcome, followed by a red-carpet reception and a gourmet dinner prepared by internationally renowned, Michelin star chef, Pierre Gagnaire. Winners of the grand prize raffles benefitting the Foundations were announced at the end of the evening.