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The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Signs Agreement with Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE

Publish Date : 2022-11-02

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the United Arab Emirates that defines mechanisms and means of collaboration between the two entities. The MoU is set to achieve the Foundation’s goals aimed at bringing happiness and joy to children with serious health conditions and instilling a spirit of hope and optimism in their hearts, encouraging them to continue their journey towards recovery.

In the presence of Sheikha Noor...

What if you could make a child's life-changing wish come true?

What are the most requested wishes?

Four major categories for Wish Requests

I Wish to Be...

Children search the depths of their imagination, when they wish to be someone for a day – a fireman, a police officer, or a princess for instance.

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I Wish to Go...

Some Make-A-Wish children want to travel to their favourite theme park, whilst others want to visit an exotic beach, go on a cruise, see snow for the first time, or attend a major sporting event or concert.

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I Wish to Meet...

Many want to meet their favourite athlete, recording artist, television personality, movie star, politician, or public figure.

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I Wish to Have...

Children often wish for a special gift, like a computer, a shopping spree, or something that they have coveted for a long time. Children spending time in hospital want to feel connected to their friends and the outside world and will often wish for an Ipad or Iphone to stay in touch.