Eva Longoria 'gives back' at the Dubai Global Gift Gala

Published December 14th, 2015 - 09:52 GMT
The Global Gift Gala, hosted by Eva Longoria, raises over $300,000 at star-studded charity auction. (Twitter)
The Global Gift Gala, hosted by Eva Longoria, raises over $300,000 at star-studded charity auction. (Twitter)

Dubai once again revealed its generous heart as the city played host to The Global Gift Gala presented by Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organisation.

The third edition of The Global Gift Gala was held on Saturday at The Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, hosted by actress, philanthropist and Honorary Chair, Eva Longoria alongside The Global Gift founders, Maria Bravo and Alina Peralta.

The event welcomed more than 250 guests, including international and local celebrities, philanthropists such as Mohammed Al Ansari, Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, American actors Richard Dreyfuss, Michael B. Jordan and Terrence Howard, as well as Argentine actor and comedian Guillermo Franchella, E! News co-anchor Terrence J and British star Rupert Everett.

Television and radio presenter, Tom Urquhart and Emirati film director, Nayla Al Khaja, hosted the evening which saw performances from Palestinian singer, Omar, Empire star Terrence Howard and Dubai blogger and DJ, Tala Samman.

The evening also honoured Ghassan Aboud, with the Global Gift Philanthroprenrer, who through his foundation, Orient for Human Relief has helped over 1.4 million Syrian citizens and refugees by setting up free hospitals, free schools and the creation of jobs and shelters.

Commenting on the night, Eva Longoria said: "We returned to Dubai for yet another incredible event and I'm honoured by the support we received. Partnering with Dubai International Film Festival and Dubai Cares was a real privilege. I'm already looking forward to coming back next year to do it all again."

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