Rosemin Manji and Hudan Kattan
One of the most glamorous and anticipated charity galas recently returned to Dubai for the seventh consecutive year. And while The Global Gift Gala, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah, helped raise money for several charities, it also acknowledged the efforts of two special women, Mona Kattan and Rosemin Madhavji.
Jacqueline Hernandez, Maria Bravo and Mona Kattan
Iraqi-American Mona Kattan was honoured with the Global Gift Women Empowerment Award at the event. The Global President of Huda Beauty and Co-Founder of luxury fragrance line Kayali earned the award, one of the most significant acknowledgments of the night, for carrying out outstanding work to empower other women.
Maria Bravo, Carmen Soliman, Mona Kattan, Eva Longoria and Jacqueline Hernandez
According to a statement on the Global Gift Fund’s Instagram page, the fund wanted to pay tribute to Kattan “for being an example for women around the world. Mona is a modern, successful businesswoman who consistently strives to empower other women.
“Mona is an inspirational woman who proves that it is possible to be intelligent, creative, kind and run one of the most successful beauty business worldwide!”
Rosemin Madhavji was awarded the Global Gift We Believe in People Award for embracing and supporting the Global Gift Foundation for years. The Canadian-born, Dubai-based TV presenter and emcee is also the Founder of RR&Co, a luxury management firm, which has worked with Christian Louboutin and Burberry among others.
The Global Gift Fund also praised the media darling and fashionista on Instagram, saying: “We want to embrace Rosemin for her generous and continued support to women, children and families, and for her compassionate work
“We are also privileged to count with Rosemin’s support; she has become an outstanding Ambassador for the Global Gift foundation, raising awareness and amplifying our message and impact.”
Rosemin Madhavji, founder of bespoke luxury management firm RR&Co and television presenter, will be the recipient of the Global Gift We Believe in People Award at our next #GlobalGiftGala Dubai presented by @hudabeauty . We want to embrace Rosemin for her generous and continued support to women, children and families, and for her compassionate work. We are also privileged to count with Rosemin’s support; she has become an outstanding Ambassador for the Global Gift foundation, raising awareness and amplifying our message and impact. Thank you @roseminsworld ! . . #GlobalGiftGala #hudabeauty #GlobalGifter #Dubai #waldorfdubai
Many other famous faces lent their star status to the dinner and auction night. Hollywood actor, director and activist Eva Longoria Bastion and beauty mogul Huda Kattan co-chaired the gala, led by founder Maria Bravo, who is also an entrepreneur and activist. Plus, Bollywood actress and model Jacqueline Fernandez and Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery were on the guest list.
Great news! We are SOLD OUT! . See you next Tuesday at the #GlobalGiftGala Dubai presented by @hudabeauty at @waldorfdubai . Stay tuned to our feed if you couldn’t get your tickets in time and you don’t want to miss a thing! . You can still collaborate with our cause following the link in our bio #GlobalGiftGala #GlobalGifters #MagicalEvening #CantWait #HudaBeauty #Evalongoria #HudaKattan #MonaKattan #MariaBravo #WaldorfDubai
The auctions featured art from world-renowned artists, including Sacha Jafri, who is known for his internationally acclaimed masterpieces. The funds raised go to local charity Dubai Cares and Harmony House, a Delhi-based foundation that offers education, nutrition, medical facilities and social welfare to children. The Eva Longoria Foundation, which empowers Latina women, is the third charity involved in the fundraising initiative focusing on children and gender equality.
Mona Kattan, Global President of Huda Beauty and co-founder luxury fragrance line @kayali , will be the recipient of the Global Gift Women Empowerment Award at our #Globalgiftgala Dubai on December 17th. On behalf of the Global Gift Foundation we want to pay tribute to @monakattan for being an example for women around the world. Mona is a modern, successful business woman who consistently strives to empower other women. Mona is an inspirational woman who proves that it is possible to be intelligent, creative, kind and run one of the most successful beauty business worldwide! We would like to show our gratitude to Mona for supporting @Globalgiftfoundation ’s cause and for dedicating so much of her time to philanthropy. If you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of this special night presented by @hudabeauty at the @waldorfdubai in support of @dubaicares and @globalgiftfoundation go to www.globalgiftgala.com and get your tickets before they are sold out! . . #GGWomenEmpowermentAward #MonaKattan #GlobalGifters #WomenEmpowerment #Waldorfdubai #waldorfastoria #Hudabeauty
The night wasn’t restricted to fund-raising alone, though. The Gipsy Kings, Sabrina Romero, Subkhir Singh and Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman provided some of the exciting entertainment throughout the night.