A CHILD’S WISH IS GRANTED
- Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE in collaboration with Fairmont Dubai Sets the Scene for Real Life Superheroes to Come to Life -
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE in collaboration with Fairmont Dubai granted the wish of Saud, a 4 year old Emirati child, to meet his favorite superhero – Spider-man in person.
Saud was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a year ago. Despite his condition, Saud has kept a happy spirit, always wearing a big smile and is ever curious. Bringing great joy to his parents, their only hope for him is to get well and live a normal life.
The challenge of orchestrating his wish was happily accepted by the Fairmont Dubai. A feat that required the entire hotel team, the Executive Committee, comprising of the General Manager, Department Heads and Supervisors turned up dressed in different superhero costumes including Iron Man, Batman, Transformer, Captain America, Wolverine and of course Spider-Man, the star attraction of the event.
Saud and his family arrived at the hotel and were warmly welcomed by the Fairmont Dubai team. They were immediately escorted to the Mezzanine level where Spider-Man rappelled down from the hotel’s soaring atrium while waving to the young superhero-in-the-making. With his own spidey senses tingling, Saud was then taken by Spider-Man to the hotel’s Penthouse Suite on the 34th floor where his own Spider-Man costume was waiting for him.
What followed afterwards was action packed, with a fictional scenario whereby Spider-Man was kidnapped by the villains. The mini Spider-Man Saud was then on a mission to save his favourite superhero with the help of the other heroes. The act ended victoriously as Saud successfully saved Spider-Man from captivity. After the event, Saud and his family were treated to a two night stay at the hotel where a Spider-Man themed room awaited the youngster.
Hani Alzubaidi, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE said, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Fairmont Dubai in granting more amazing children their wishes, which reflects the commitment of the hotel management in the humanitarian and community initiatives. We thank the entire team, specially the Executive Committee, who managed to put together such an impressive event." He adds; "The support we receive from government and private organizations plays an important role in fulfilling the foundation's message and goals of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and provide them with hope, joy and strength."
“Seeing the joy on Saud’s face when he met Spider-Man up close and personal, really captured our hearts. It was the perfect picture of a child’s wish coming true. It’s heartwarming to know that the efforts put together by our entire team paid off.” said Robert-Jan Woltering, Regional Vice President UAE and General Manager of Fairmont Dubai. He added “Our partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE is very special, because it ties in perfectly with our brand promise which is ‘Turning moments into memories’. We fervently build emotional connections with our guests, which creates that unique Fairmont Experience. We would like to thank Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE for giving us the opportunity to be part of this noble cause.
About Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE started in the UAE in 2003 and it focuses on granting the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. The foundation granted more than 2000 different wishes, since its inception, to children from different nationalities in the UAE.
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