A scene from the FAME 2016 show Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: A group of differently abled youth is set to take Dubai by storm at a special event called FAME that will be organised alongside the Dubai AccessAbility Expo at Dubai World Trade Centre on November 9.

Event organiser Rosy Ahmed told XPRESS FAME, which stands for ‘Fashion, Arts, Music and Entertainment’, will be putting up shows under these four categories in a free to attend evening in Hall No. 5.

“Our inclusive platform will feature 18 differently abled young adults who will walk the ramp wearing designer clothes. Eighteen other models will wear t-shirts created to display powerful messages – all aimed at raising awareness about special needs people. The participants will be in the age group 18-25,” said Ahmed.

Finale

She said FAME will also present a special performance by UK-based celebrity singer Navin Kundra, besides various local dance groups who will entertain the audience during the fashion show finale.

The art segment of the show will feature artworks of special needs adults from the art studio Mawaheb from Beautiful People while three special needs adults will sing and perform on the keyboard in the music segment.

Mother of three, including a 21-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome, Ahmed said, “Special needs children have a lot of talent and we must tap their potential. They have the right to get educated and possess the ability to do wonderful things if only they are given a chance.”

Founder of the Purple Vogue Events (PVE), she said she runs the FAME initiative solely to provide a platform for talented and aspiring members of the special needs community to demonstrate their skills.