Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2018 – The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, as part of AccorHotels Planet 21 initiatives and Ramadan 2018 activities, in collaboration with ZeeArts and Senses Residential and Day Care Centre for Special Needs, launched the Charity Art Project “Little Picasso”.

18 artist-volunteers from ZeeArts gathered for an art session with 20 special needs children from Senses to work on inspiring paintings under the theme of Happiness, Kindness, Love and Generosity. In the bid to raise funds for the Senses Centre, over 50 masterpieces will be displayed until 31st July at R Gallery, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery.

Commenting on the Little Picasso initiative, Samir Arora, General Manager of The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery said: “We are honored and delighted to be a part of this superb initiative, giving back to the community and supporting the Senses Centre who do such commendable work. I would like to share heartfelt thanks to all those volunteer artists who joined us for the project, who made such difference to these children’s live. We hope to do the same by featuring the pieces for sale until July, I implore all to visit the exhibition and see the fantastic work these children have created.”

Head of ZeeArts, Ms Zaahirah Muthy said. “Ramadan is a time for reflection and giving, its resonates with all. This project echoes the very feelings of sacrifice and putting others before themselves. We were so pleased to see the children at Senses feeling happy, creative and inspired when working with our artists.”

“We are sincerely grateful to the entire teams at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery and ZeeArts for supporting this project. The art sessions bring true joy to the children” said Dr. Lina Owies, General Manager of the Senses Residential and Day Care Centre for Special Needs.

All art pieces can be viewed and purchased at R Gallery, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery until 31 July 2018.


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The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, part of AccorHotels Group and is the first MGallery property in the Middle East. Its architecture, design and services are inspired by “Serenity” – one of the hallmarks indicative of the MGallery brand – a collection of boutique hotels worldwide, both inspiring and individually styled where “art de recevoir” enhances local discovery and shapes memorable moments.

Situated along the exclusive coastline of Palm Jumeirah’s East Crescent, the resort offers 255 rooms and design-led suites as well as four world-class dining options, showcasing an array of healthy cuisine choices. The world’s first Rayya Wellness Centre housed within the property offers a variety of all-inclusive retreat packages that have been expertly designed for relaxation and rejuvenation to improve mind, body and spirit. The wellbeing resort also features a dedicated Rayya Fitness Centre, Rayya Spa and Rayya Kids Club.

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