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In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker

Sheikh Mohammed redrew the rules to let the Arab World know every single Arab Hope Maker was deserving of the ultimate prize.

In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Sheikh Mohammed honoured the Hope Makers in front of a packed audience of more than 2,500, including ministers, officials and media professionals, in Dubai Studio City’s Sound Stage. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Sheikh Mohammed redrew the rules to let the Arab World know every single Arab Hope Maker was deserving of the ultimate prize. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
The Arab Hope Makers were selected from more than 65,000 participants from 22 countries, who all dedicate their lives to spreading hope and helping communities as well as those less fortunate throughout the Arab World. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Each of these inspirational givers of hope will take back to their home country AED1 million to fund and extend their impactful work. The extraordinary gesture by His Highness not only rewards but extends their extraordinary acts of giving.
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Arab Hope Makers is a reflection of Sheikh Mohammed’s vision to ignite hope throughout the region and to promote the value of optimism throughout the Arab World. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Ma’ali Al Asousi, the migrant of hope to Yemen. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Hisham Al Dahabi, the golden heart of Iraq. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Mama Maggie, who is in service of humanity in Egypt. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
Nawal Al Soufi, the refugees’ lifeline in Italy. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
In pictures: Dubai Ruler honours winners of Arab Hope Maker
White Helmets, who find life in the rubble of war-torn Syria. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)