Charity and cultural initiatives

Ali Bakhtiar has been a key figure in supporting charity and cultural initiatives for decades and has been sponsoring Dubai Cares and Magic of Persia to name a few, beginning as early as his twenties.


Improve access to education

Ali Bakhtiar Designs has provided the decoration for one of the Dubai Cares fund raising events. Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organization working to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the UEA’s commitment to achieving. By 2015, it achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN.MDGs) 2 and 3 to guarantee universal primary education and to promote gender equality, respectively. Dubai Cares is also helping to forge a global partnership for development, as represented by UN.MDG 8.


Ali Bakhtiar Designs has provided spectacular events every year since 2007, decorated with amazing stages, dance floors, table seating, flower arrangements and lighting and sound for the venue to participate as the main sponsor of Magic of Persia Events.

Magic of Persia is a UK-based charity which nurtures and develops Iranian cultural practitioners of the arts. This is accomplished by establishing initiatives promoting modern, contemporary and classical Persian art, music and media in partnership with world-class institutions.

Programs include residencies for talented young artists at the Delfina Foundation, Gasworks and Visiting Arts. In addition, Magic of Persia offers several MA scholarships at the London Film School and MFA grants at the Royal College of Art.

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