Hi Dubai & Hi Emirates by Benedetta Paravia is a photographic book that tells the passion that characterized the work of the interviews and filming of the cross-media series Hi Emirates, composed of the first part HI DUBAI and the second HI EMIRATES. The series tells stories of contemporary women who have made their way through life and work in the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman and Umm al Quwain.

The series, conceived by Benedetta Paravia in 2017 – Emirati year “of generosity” – was subsequently produced, from 2018 to 2020, to show the pluralist spirit of a country that offers dignity and respect to a diverse and multicultural population, underlining the role of women in an authentic Islamic nation. The author and producer Paravia presents  the hospitality, generosity and inclusiveness of a country, such as the UAE, which is shaping the way for a more cohesive and harmonious society, enhancing the role of women. Paravia invites you to visit and live in the U.A.E. through the eyes of its winning and heterogeneous protagonists who look to the future with optimism.

This year on the occasion of the Expo and the celebrations of the 50 years of the United Arab Emirates, the book is framed as a real tribute of Italy to the friendly country, with the contribution of the Italian Ambassador Nicola Lener and the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Abu Dhabi Ida Zilio Grandi and with the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in the UAE and the UAE  Ministry of Culture and Youth. The series were produced by the company Finservice FZ LLC and obtained nearly 1 million viewers per episode on Dubai One TV and are now visible on all Emirates Airlines flights.

About the author and producer:
Benedetta Paravia In Dubai since 2002, she is an Italian philanthropist, author, presenter and producer who loves U.A.E. whose projects have been a cultural bridge between the two countries for years.
@benedettaparavia @hi.emirates

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