"Building a road or a bridge might take a year or two,
but the development of people takes a lifetime"
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
at the launch of Dubai’s 2015 Strategy
Dubai continues to direct its energy into development and the Dubai 2015 Strategy is a roadmap that charts this sustained effort. With this in mind H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the prestigious 'Hamdan International Photography Award'. This demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture and innovation. The Award appeals to all talented photographers across the globe, and also nurtures national talent, which will in turn attract international art and cultural attention. The Award highlights how Dubai is fast developing into one of the most artistically conscious and established cities in the world.
The second Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) Grand Event is set to acknowledge all the winners from the second season of the award "Beauty of Light".
5:00pm - 5:55pm Guests Arrival & Registration
5:55pm - 6:30pm Welcoming Reception
6:30pm - 7:00pm Seating Guests
7:00pm - 8:00pm Official Award Ceremony