F.A.M.E, the UAE’s Biggest Inclusive Talent Performance by People of Determination
Dubai’s eagerly-anticipated annual F.A.M.E show is ready to wow audiences at the Dubai World Trade Center on Saturday 19 November, at 7pm. Now in its seventh year, F.A.M.E, which stands for fashion, art, music and entertainment, provides a platform for young people with special educational needs to showcase their talent.
Rosy Ahmed, whose daughter Hana (26) has Down Syndrome, created F.A.M.E as a free, fun-filled event for everyone and a powerful catalyst to encourage integration with the wider community. The show has been crafted to ensure each individual gets sufficient support, access, and time to display their love for the arts, while inspiring others to explore their potential.
With over 40 participants (ranging from six to 35 years old), the two-hour extravaganza includes a variety of musical acts, a fashion show, plus drama and dance performances. The event will begin with a dramatic piece written by the show’s creators focused on the devastating effects of bullying. It also highlights the specific challenges for people of determination, and their strength and resilience. The evening culminates in a fashion show with designs from renowned international fashion designer Rina Dhaka - referred to by the BBC as the ‘Jean-Paul Gaultier of the East’.