Beyond the Sky – a meet and greet with Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum
Dubai, UAE, 27 February 2023: Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum, first lieutenant pilot of the Dubai Police Airwing has partnered with Fiafia, an education-focused indoor play area for children started by Emirati entrepreneur Alia Al Nabooda, to offer a unique experience to children.
Her Highness visited Fiafia at Gate Avenue in DIFC on 26 February for a two-hour informal meet and greet and play session under the theme, “Beyond the Sky”.
At the event, Alia Al Nabooda, founder of Fiafia said, “We are thrilled to host Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum and bring such a unique experience to our children at Fiafia. This is an example of how inspiration and play can come together to create a memorable learning experience.”
“Representation is very important, when these young kids meet a real-life pilot, who is also a woman, an Emirati, and works in the police they are presented with the opportunity to dream big, and it’s right here within their reach” she continued.
The children were able to listen to stories from Her Highness about becoming a pilot, and were able to ask questions, take a picture with her and play around the aviation purposed themed space at Fiafia which included multisensory experiences.
“The youth are our future, and it is our duty to encourage them to pursue their dreams and aspirations,” Sheikha Mozah said.
“My goal is to impact youth positively, for this we have created the brand Aspire which represents everything I stand for: Purpose, Passion and Performance in a quest to elevate everyone’s potential to their maximum. Today I am here as a pilot, but the future will be very different, we may have autonomous flying aircraft, so the important thing is to make sure these children understand that they can aim “Beyond the Sky” towards things that do not yet exist and through nurtured curiosity they can explore and create. This type of opportunity should be within everyone’s reach”.
From homegrown cafés to Michelin-star restaurants, retail offers to fulfil anyone’s wish lists, curated art shows and activities for the whole community to enjoy, DIFC is so much more than just a weekday workplace, but an everyday, vibrant destination that promotes culture and community all year round.