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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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Ma’ali Al Asousi, the migrant of hope to Yemen. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Hisham Al Dahabi, the golden heart of Iraq. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Mama Maggie, who is in service of humanity in Egypt. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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Nawal Al Soufi, the refugees’ lifeline in Italy. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)
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White Helmets, who find life in the rubble of war-torn Syria. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)