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A painting by Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais

Dubai Culture hosts charity auction of paintings

DUBAI, December 19, 2017

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted the Dubai Culture Charity Auction – an initiative that was announced earlier this year – in partnership with Christie's Auction House in London.
 
The Dubai Culture Charity Auction was inspired by the UAE’s Year of Giving 2017 and featured two valuable paintings by Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais. The auction generated over Dh500,000 of proceeds, which will be donated to the UAE Red Crescent to support its humanitarian projects and initiatives. 
 
Khalil Abdulwahid, manager of visual arts section at Dubai Culture, commented: “Dubai Culture is committed to supporting the UAE Year of Giving 2017 and our joint venture with Christie’s offered Dubai Culture Charity Auction attendees a real opportunity to give back to an important cause, while also inspiring a young generation of artists to commit their talent to the greater good wherever possible. The initiative reflected the collaborative spirit of the Year of Giving 2017 and its three key pillars of social responsibility, volunteering, and serving the nation.”
 
Mohammed Abdullah Al Haj Al Zarooni, director of the Emirates Red Crescent, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Dubai Culture and all organisers of the charity auction. 
 
Abdul Qader Rais, commented: “We are always keen to support efforts and initiatives that contribute to spreading good, especially if they are geared toward serving the nation and those in need, and enhancing happiness and positivity among citizens, residents and visitors from all segments of the UAE’s society.”
 
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year.  - TradeArabia News Service
 



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