“With this series I hope to present instances of Islamic hospitality, generosity and inclusiveness starting from the UAE, my beloved home, a country that is modelling the way to a more cohesive and harmonious society” - said producer Benedetta Paravia – “The series shed light on the pluralism which offers dignity and respect to a diverse population and underline the role of women in an authentic Islamic nation”.
Safia Al Emari, who is one of the protagonists of the series, said: “Hi Dubai! Women shall support women and so we do!”
The first episode is dedicated to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the Spirit of the Union, while the 6 other episodes are dedicated to Youth, Tolerance, Happiness, Culture, Sport and Future.
In each episode 4 women share their idea of Tolerance along with their inspirational and motivational stories.
All personalities share how the UAE and the city of Dubai empowered them, through their experiences, culture, traditions, professions and lifestyles.
All the 24 women has participated in the production as volunteers, sharing their gratitude and love for the UAE and they end their interviews with the right hand making the salute gesture of WIN, VICTORY, LOVE which was created by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The gesture inspires Ethic, Success and Love for the Nation.
To watch the episodes and the HiRes pictures of the protagonists in the backstage, visit the official website: www.hidubai.ae
About the Producer:
Benedetta Paravia, known also by her artistic name “Princess Bee”, is an Italian author, producer and philanthropist.
She is the co-founder and Ambassador of the non-profit A.N.G.E.L.S.- National Association of Great Energies Leading Solidarity, for the medical care of sick children from war-zones. She is the only artist in the world who received the Patronage of UNESCO for having written "Angels - a song for peace" as a fundamental importance for peace and solidarity between populations.
With the cooperation of the Italian Government, in 2008 she renewed the Al Amal orphanage in Gaza giving the orphans basic equipment needed for their psychomotor development.
She organized missions of Peace in Lebanon and Kossovo with Esercito Italiano Army Forces Leonte 8 and Leonte 9 (UNIFIL) where she personally collected medicines from Italy in favor of the needy populations.
In 2013 she was nominated International Ambassador for Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs (now People of Determination) and she volunteered for a year collecting donations for the center.
In 2014 She wrote “Emaraat”, with Emirati lyricist Ali al-Khawar, and since the song was released during the UAE National day, was best seller in the Middle East in both Arabic and International categories in the Virgin Megastore. She has been nominated to become UNESCO Ambassador for Italy.
In 2018 she produced the first series "Hi Dubai", part of “Hi Emirates”, dedicated to women who belongs to U.A.E. as a way of inspiring and empowering women.
She is now working on the production of the second series called “Hi Emirates”, dedicated to the historical Mothers of the Nation. Next step would be the series “In Saudi with Benedetta” revealing the culture and the traditions in Saudi Arabia, driven by the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Vision 2030.
© Press Release 2019