HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco attends fundraising initiative at ROBINSONS in Dubai, UAE

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco attends fundraising initiative at ROBINSONS in Dubai, UAE

28 November 2018 : Red Carpet Gala ‘In the Kitchen with Stars’ Benefits The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s ‘Sustainable Energy Program’ and H.E.L.P. Our Kid’s ‘One Humanity’

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2018: 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, one of the most diversified and progressive regional businesses in the Gulf, 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.

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.


Notes to Editors:

About Robinsons Department Store

Founded in 1858 by John Spicer and Philip Robinson, Robinsons Department Store is one of the most iconic retail landmarks in Singapore. Operated by the Dubai, UAE-based Al Futtaim Retail Group since 2008, Robinsons has since become one of the best performing department stores in Southeast Asia.

In March 2017, the Al Futtaim Retail Group celebrated the opening of Robinsons Department Store in Dubai Festival City Mall. At 200,000 sq ft, it is the largest department store in the UAE; it is also one of the country’s most unique retail establishments, thanks in part to a stunning green wall of living plants that was created by designer Patrick Blanc as a nod to Robinsons’ Singaporean heritage.

Robinsons has quickly made a name for itself among discerning shoppers, thanks to three floors of covetable offerings. Beauty lovers flock to the Ground floor, which stocks a stunning array of more than 85 skincare, makeup and fragrance brands. Home to many familiar labels such as Alexander Wang and Kate Spade, Robinsons also carries more than 90 exclusive fashion brands, including AAPE and Louis Quatorze. The second floor also offers the UK’s most loved and trusted brand, John Lewis, which can only be found in Robinsons.

A true lifestyle destination, Robinsons has recently opened the Profile Aveda Lifestyle Salon on the First floor, and proudly features three tempting F&B outlets: Big Fernand, Wild & The Moon, and Origami. From fashion and home to wellbeing and dining (and much more in between), Robinsons Department Store in Festival City Mall offers an immersive experience that sets the bar for retail in the Middle East.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today, is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

For more information visit: http://www.alfuttaim.com


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