With the occasion of the celebration of the “YEAR of TOLERANCE”, the third edition of the first combined ART, BEAUTY, CULTURE & FASHION International Event World Fashion Festival Awards took place on 4th & 5th October 2019 at Sofitel the PALM Resort & SPA Hotel Dubai. The festival was officially opened by His Royal Highness Sheikh Obaid Bin Suhail al Maktoum.
Interview with Raouf Meftah invited to Dubai World Fashion Festival October 2019.
SHAIKH OUBAID AL MAKTOUM.-Dr MONICA MERGIU.- Writer Dr.JASSIM -iNFORMATION MINISTER- RAOUF MEFTAH
“I was very honored to be selected and invited to United Arab Emirates in Dubai not only as VIP Guest but also as Jury member. The WFFA is a cross cultural festival celebrating Art in all forms and Fashion as part of the artistic field. I was really surprised to find out that actually the most important Emirati fashion designer Dr. Mona Al Mansouri together with the official writer of the Royal Families Dr Monica Mergiu have suggested to the organizers of WFFA to invite me as Tunisian- French artist member AIAP UNESCO MONACO, being very impressed by my calligraphy and visionary ideas about art & fashion. "
Raouf Meftah has a long artistic journey starting in his home town Gabes , to Nice, Monaco, and now Dubai. It is not surprising at all that his talent was highly appreciated and awarded at Dubai WFFA 2019 with the award of Best Artist for Arab Calligraphy. In front of a international audience , guests and media , Raouf Meftah said he is trying not only to promote the Arab calligraphy but more than that to give another vision about ,,WHAT" Arab calligraphy means in the cultural field.
R.MEFTAH WITH JURY WFFA Dr. MONICA MERGIU. Dr. MIRA ALI. Dr MONA ALMANSOURI
Speaking about Dubai, the artist said that isn't only a cosmopolitan place with millions of foreigners , tourists or residents, but also a very beautiful local heritage. UAE celebrates 2019 as Year of Tolerance in the name of the nation's Founder Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The most important moments by WFFA wasn't the moment of his award but the Encounters with extraordinary people, writers, fashion designers, charity leaders, painters , entrepreneurs locals and from worldwide. I'm very happy to meet and cooperate with the amazing Dr Mona Al Mansouri , first fashion designer of UAE, UN Good Will and Global Peace Ambassador , multiple internationally awarded fashion designer , charity Ambassador and Entrepreneur. I'm very honored to meet and cooperate with Jassim Al Khazraji writer and author of royal book ZAYED", other persons like Her Excellency Good Will Ambassador Dr.Rasha Feidi, entrepreneur and human rights activist. As an artist of Arab calligraphy I'm very impressed by the meeting with Her Highness SHeikha Fatima Bint Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qassimi , princess of Ras Al Khaimah one of the 7 Emirates of UAE.
I was very impressed not only by the international artistic atmosphere created by Hit High Agency , but very much about the cross cultural communication at all levels. Dubai is spectacular. Dubai is amazing. The architecture is glamour and high tech in the same time. All Emirati are visitors and admirers of Monaco. Most of them are in every summer tourists in Monaco. From this point of view I'm very happy to say that right now I have two places in my artistic vision: Monaco & Dubai. I hope to develop great projects very soon.