Activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is in Dubai
She visited La Perle at Al Habtoor City whilst in town…
Dubai plays host to all kinds of famous international guests on a regular basis, but the city’s latest high-profile visitor has to be one of our favourites so far.
Emirates Woman spotted Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai posting a series of Instagram Stories on Saturday night which showed her enjoying a performance of Dubai’s own water-based aerial extravaganza, La Perle by Dragone at Al Habtoor City.
The world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient has only been active on Instagram for two weeks but has clearly taken to the platform, sharing clips of some of the show’s more incredible moments and commenting on how daring the performers were.
It was an honour to have been visited by Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai this past weekend. @Malala, thank you very much for coming to watch our show, we hope it wasn’t “too scary!” ☺ We can’t wait to welcome you again soon. #laperledxb #AlHabtoorGroup #Dragone #AlHabtoorCity #MyDubai
The venue responded in kind, thanking Malala on the official La Perle Instagram for attending the show and saying it was an honour to be visited by her.
It’s currently unclear what Malala is doing in Dubai, however she did post a photo of the JW Marriott Marquis hotel which may give a hint as to the area of town she might be staying in.
The education activist recently celebrated here 21st birthday in Brazil, where she also spent time advocating for local girls’ rights to attend school.
In 2012, Yousafzai suffered an assassination attempt on her life by members of the Taliban for speaking out about girls’ education rights in her native Pakistan. She has since gone on to inspire many thousands of people around the world with her story and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
She is currently enrolled at the University of Oxford, and is clearly taking some time off to enjoy the Dubai summer sun. Happy travels, Malala!
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Image: Emirates Woman