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Theme: Metamorphosis

This event occurred on
June 13, 2017
9:30am - 10:45am +04
(UTC +4hrs)
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

"We are all butterflies. Earth is our Chrysalis. Metamorphosis is the most profound of all acts." Release yourselves from the dark cocoon, embrace your wings and soar! Sometimes to change a situation you are in, requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won't be able to fly unless you are willing to transform. Any transformation serious enough to change your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in our lifestyle, but a total metamorphosis. Human era has marked significant revolution in terms of technology, science, individualism, industrialization and urbanization. These gradual changes in the way of our lives have led to a complete transformation, what can be called as metamorphosis.

Pristine Private School
2 Amman Street
Dubai, Dubayy, 60830
United Arab Emirates
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Dhanesh Leon

Chivalrous Athlete
A student who is in the path of discovering himself, and metamorphosizes in different ways to learn more about his limits. Zachariah Leon is a student currently at Pristine Private School, an ongoing individual who is enthusiastic about sports and bringing himself to new challenges. He is a decorated swimmer, plays for his school basketball team, and does track and field. In his free time he prefers to travel the world with his family. Currently he has visited 21 countries and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Eyad Abdelazim

Erudite Scholar
“Everything is easy until proven otherwise”. That is the philosophy Eyad Abdelazim goes by. A high school science student who believes everything is a matter of mind set and smart work. Life is not just two sides of a coin and if there is work to be done only a 100% is ok. Being a high academic achiever, for him, only the best is good enough, whether it be for himself or others.

Mobina Tazerjani

Inquisitive Connoisseur
Mobina Abdol Nasser Dehghan Tazerjani has grown to possess an admirable voice for the equality of all creatures that pollute our earth in its beauty. Her ability to stand for those muffled sounds that the rest are oblivious to, genuinely helps outline our mindset leading to us questioning how we look at all creations and altering our attitude towards them.

Mogens Jensen

Motivational Speaker and top 1% Health transformer at ForEverest
‘The sky is not the limit, Fall 7 times, stand up 8’ is what Mogens Jensen swears by. He has achieved what many others think is impossible. Mogens is well known through Discovery channel’s ‘Everest beyond the limit’. Yes, being an asthmatic he has gone beyond the limit to bicycle and run the strenuous trip of 11,500 kilometers through 13 countries in just 100 days to get to the base camp at the Everest as a warm up before the climb. He has stood up at the top of the world, the Everest summit climbing without any supplementary oxygen. Driven by his curiosity and passion to achieve only the best, he now is a corporate speaker to motivate others on being passionate to achieve the ultimate on topics like positive psychology and resilience. He is also a very successful health transformer and has mentored many rich and famous personalities around the globe such as leaders, CEOs and showbizz celebrities.

Taha Qureshi

Aesthetic Composer
Taha Qureshi is an enthusiastic performer and storyteller in the making.  He has always held literature and the performing arts close to his heart and aspires to have a platform through which he can get a wide range of people talking about things that matter. Doing the most with every opportunity he gets and always looking to explore wider horizons, Taha has strong opinions on many relevant issues in today’s fast paced world, and is passionate about using his skills as a writer and performer to bring a positive change in society and redefine how people of different backgrounds are perceived by the world.

Tariq Qureishy

CEO & Founder at MAD Talks
‘Now is the age of the intelligence where everyone needs to use the whole brain to combine logic and accuracy with imagination to make that leap forward.’ This is the philosophy of Tariq Qureishy, the Dubai based entrepreneur. In 2003, by launching the mobile app called ‘Mobile Aid’ a social enterprise and a philanthropic concept, he has revolutionized the way we donate money to charity, introducing the world to micro-donation via cellphones.  He set up The Times and The Sunday Times in the Middle East in 2007. He wears the badge of being 100 percent MAD very proudly, because most innovators are considered mad until people realize what this madness is all about. He is MAD about ‘Making a difference’ in everything he does and is now out to help everyone make a difference.

Organizing team


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Almas Naureen
    Team member
  • Almas Rehman
    Team member
  • Fowmitha Nazar
    Team member
  • Jolly Saji
    Team member
  • Kanwal Zulfiqar
    Team member
  • Neeta Rodrigues
  • Sana Munawar
  • Shelly Virmani