David Guetta performs from Burj Al Arab.
Gulf Today Report
World-renowned DJ David Guetta performed live in Dubai as part of his United at Home charity event to raise funds for children’s education impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s #1 DJ in 2020 gave an extraordinary online performance for fans worldwide from the helipad of Burj Al Arab. Guetta said his sole aim is to raise funds to support UNICEF and Dubai Cares’ Education Uninterrupted campaign that tackles the impact of COVID-19 on education.
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Prior to the show, Guetta spoke to Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny.
Guetta said governments should have done more to support those in the performing arts during the pandemic.
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Guetta said, “Dubai is doing an incredible job… feels very lucky to be in Dubai.”
Guetta also received a COVID jab in the emirate.
Dubai Cares Education Uninterrupted campaign got worldwide recognition.
Dubai Cares wrote on its website, “The world is going through challenging times amid the spread of COVID-19, which is disrupting lives, industries, organizations and education worldwide.
Make a donation and help provide students who are not equipped with the necessary ICT devices and tools to join their peers in distance learning from the safety of their home.
“Join Dubai Cares and the UAE Ministry of Education in their effort to initially support 40,000 UAE students through Education Uninterrupted, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education of children and youth in the UAE.
Guetta’s United at Home was launched in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic from Miami.
The campaign’s livestream concept has become a globally recognised event. Having played on the most iconic locations in the world, from New York City to the Louvre Museum front square in Paris, Guetta has put together incredible music in outstanding places with great light designs.
"I don't care if someone likes it or not that I am dancing or jumping behind the console, because I cannot play and stay still"
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