PM attends grand opening of Al Faris
(Dubai) – Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum attended the grand opening of the epic musical play Al Faris.
The opening was also attended by Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Foundation H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum; H.H. Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum; ministers; director generals of government departments; and senior officials. The premiere of Al Faris attracted an audience of more than 2000.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid stressed the importance of constructive innovation and its positive impact on nation building and people development. His Highness said that honesty of creative expression is a huge responsibility and directly contributes to the development of nations.
Al Faris was produced by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in collaboration with Rahbani Productions. Celebrated Lebanese actor Ghassan Saliba and popular Emirati singer Balqees play the lead roles in the stage production. The opening day saw Saliba delivering a powerful performance. Despite being her debut in theatre, Balqees also displayed an outstanding performance.
The production adds another feather to the cap of Marwan Rahbani, the theatrical director of the play. Al Faris was well received by the audience that attended the opening at Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre. The show will run until 9 January 2016.