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DUBAI: “Wonder Woman” actress Gal Gadot will land in Dubai next month to attend an event celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The two-day event will kick off in the France Pavilion on December 3 and is being organized by Better World Fund, a Paris humanitarian initiative that has organized a number of high-level events around the world, including Monaco, Cairo and New York. and Venice, since 2016.

The program at the France Pavilion which includes a two-hour presentation on innovation for disabilities and an economic round table with entrepreneurs from the UAE.

Additionally, a conference will bring together world leaders in the field of disability, such as triple Paralympic champion Marie-Amélie Le Fur, to address disability-related issues.

Guests can also enjoy a screening of a film by the local director, Fadel Al-Mheiri, titled “Dear Mother,” a four-minute animation about life with disabilities.

On December 4, Gadot, along with other Better World Fund sponsors, musician and songwriter Melody Gardot, opera singer and actress Gabriella Zanchi and violinist Sir Clifford LeRoy Edwards, will attend a star-studded gala dinner and a charity auction followed by an awards ceremony at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai in Jumeirah.

Funds raised from the gala dinner will support the work of Dubai Cares, a global philanthropic organization based in the United Arab Emirates.

Through his empowering film roles, Gadot has inspired many people to go beyond their limits. Carmela Chillery Watson, a six-year-old girl with muscular dystrophy, made headlines for walking one kilometer a day for 30 days dressed in a Wonder Woman costume. “The real Wonder Woman” is how Gadot described the girl.

The “Red Notice” star also donated over $ 4,600 to Watson’s fundraising page in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK and tweeted a message of support, saying, “You are a true hero. So inspiring and strong. I hope that one day we can meet. “

Watson thanked Gadot in a recorded video message, saying: “You help me fight to live with muscular dystrophy and inspire me to do my daily exercise to help me stay strong … you help me and other children to have hope.” .

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