Something borrowed, something... that's going to help developing countries?

If you thought the UAE’s generosity would end with the Year of Giving, you’d be mistaken
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Something borrowed, something... that's going to help developing countries?

In the true spirit of the nation’s founding father this Year of Zayed, Dubai Ladies Club is stepping up to host its fifth and largest annual charity fashion exhibition... and we're so there.

Designs of Hope - a bridal fashion edition- will take place between 2-7 May under the patronage of none other than the wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs), Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who holds the title of President of Dubai Ladies Club. The event will be undertaken in support of Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative’s ‘teacHER’ campaign whose vision is providing high-quality education to girls in developing countries.

If that’s not inspiring enough, in partnership with online boutique Brides do Good, the event will feature a barrage of luxury brand and pre-loved wedding dresses marked down by a mammoth 50-75 per cent, each donated by designers, influencers and members of the public. In collaboration with humanitarian organisation Plan International, the proceeds will be put towards an educational programme in Ethiopia, providing support to not one, not two, but six schools in host communities.

If a week just isn’t enough to peruse the exhibition, panic not. The gowns will continue to be showcased for another week at a bridal pop-up shop at The Courtyard in Dubai Ladies Club between 8- 14 May.