Al Jalila Foundation, a global healthcare philanthropic organisation, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.

Al Jalila Foundation supports medical treatment for individuals unable to afford quality healthcare; provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals; and funds ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health.


Proceeds from Dubai Dash presented by Daman are dedicated to Al Jalila Foundation’s Farah program to support children’s treatment in the UAE.

Farah, ‘happiness’ in Arabic, is Al Jalila Foundation’s paediatric program which provides life-saving treatment, funds cutting edge research and offers hope to countless children and their families.

Through Farah, Al Jalila Foundation spreads hope, joy and happiness to children suffering from heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses. Children today benefit from great discoveries in medicine, such as vaccines which have wiped out entire diseases, and it is our hope to continue these discoveries so that children can live healthy and happy lives.

100% of the funds raised through Farah are invested into medical treatment and research of children’s illnesses so that the investments of today will be the cures of tomorrow. Click here to donate.

Al Jalila Foundation - Farah