17 October 2017Last updated

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Eva Longoria returns to Dubai International Film Festival

She will host The Global Gift Gala to raise funds for Dubai Cares and the Global Gift Foundation

Staff report
27 Nov 2016 | 12:40 pm
  • Eva Longoria Bastón


Eva Longoria Bastón is coming to Dubai on December 12 to host a charity gala dinner and auction to raise funds for Dubai Cares and the Global Gift Foundation.

The Dubai International Film Festival’s annual black-tie event, The Global Gift Gala, will take place at The Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach, and will be attended by stars Melanie Griffith, who will be presented with The Global Gift Humanitarian Award, and Will Poulter. The Maze Runner actor will receive The Global Gift Young Heroes Award.

Musical line-up includes American singer and songwriter Anastacia, musicians Reyes Heritage sons of The Gipsy Kings, French singer Melissa Nkonda and the Dubai College Choir.

Entertainment will be provided by Spanish magician Jorge Blass at the event sponsored by the Apparel Group.

Guests will get to bid for items and experiences including an Apparel shopping spree, Mr. Brainwash’s exclusive work of Marilyn Monroe created from diamond dust, and a personalised shoe line with The Sarah Jessica Parker Shoe Experience.

Funds raised will go to Dubai Cares, Harmony House (India), the Eva Longoria Foundation (USA and Mexico) and the Global Gift Gala’s Casa Global Gift.

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Staff report

Staff report