Etisalat, the UAE's largest telecom operator, on Friday, February 14, changed its network name to 'HOPE MAKERS ETISALAT'.
This is to mark the honouring of the Arab Hope Maker by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on February 20, 2020.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will honour this year's Arab Hope Maker, who dedicated resources and efforts to serve humanity.
For the first time since its inception, the initiative will adopt an "Arab Humanitarian Cause of the Year", which will continue on an annual basis. This year, the variety show's ticket proceeds will go towards supporting the construction of Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre - Egypt.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted: "Arab Hope Makers initiative attracted 92,000 humanitarian projects from 38 countries worldwide in its third round. In the UAE, we have unwavering hope and optimism in our ability to make a positive difference in our societies. On February 20, we honour the exceptional role models.
"This year, we dedicate the proceeds of the Arab Hope Makers final grand show to support the new Magdi Yacoub Global Aswan Heart Centre in Cairo, a noble humanitarian cause that aims to provide free cardiac care to vulnerable communities.
"Our goal this year is to give hope to thousands of hearts in need for care."
Scheduled to take place in Coca Cola Arena at City Walk with an expected attendance of 12,000 people, the show will see the announcement of the Arab Hope Maker 2020.