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Theme: Beyond the Boundaries

This event occurred on
November 3, 2018
Fujairah, Al Fujayrah
United Arab Emirates

“Beyond the Boundaries” because at our event we want to create a platform welcoming everyone regardless of their background or what they believe in. It emphasizes on the idea that boundaries often created by society should not limit you, in fact you should hold the power and courage to believe in yourself to push forward and go beyond these boundaries. At some point we all come across an exciting opportunity, a new path that might scare us but it’s up to us to push ahead past what’s pulling us back, let go of our inhibitions, and go conquer whatever it is that’s waiting for us. It’s time to buckle up, unleash our inner talents and make all those pending chalked out plans happen.

Clifton International Hotel
Hamad Bin Abdulla Rd - Fujairah
Fujairah, Al Fujayrah, 4388
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
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Aaron Sam Shiju


Akhiya & Aynah Shinde


Ayesha Jable & Shambhavi Sahay


Dheepan Singaravel

Currently a student, Dheepan's interested in Science and related activities. He's passionate about physics and how it can be applied in day to day life and is always eager to participate in Innovation challenges.

Dr. Ossama Embarak

Assistant Professor and Program Chair of Computer and Information Science at Higher Colleges of Technology
Dr. Ossama Embarak currently working as a university professor, he holds a Ph.D. in computer and information science from the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, UK. He has more than 2 decades of teaching and research experience. Mr. Ossama recently published a book in computing programming, and he received a grant of 199k for his research project in machine learning. Moreover, he has strong passion of new technologies especially artificial intelligence and bioinformatics. Apart from his academic records, he is a member of Toastmaster for two years and he got awarded the Golden Quill Award for the best articles as PR for Fujairah Toastmasters Club. He continues to serve Toastmasters in the club level and the area level as well.

Dr. Sangeeth Ibrahim

Vice President and Head of Learning and Development at Sharjah Islamic Bank, Team Leader of the Dubai Human Development Award
Dr. Sangeeth Ibrahim is passionate about helping organizations and people excel. He works as the Vice President and Head of Learning and Development at Sharjah Islamic Bank. He also serves as a Team Leader of the Dubai Human Development Award, constituted by the Government of Dubai. He expresses his purpose in life as #MissionInspire1Million. He has over 11 accredited certifications in Psychology and development. He has won several awards including the Shaikh Hamdan Award for the most distinguished family.

Faiza Abdul Kareem

Faiza is enthusiastic about computer science and has participated in Google Code-In 2018. She spends her time exploring and building apps for the web.

Fatima Shafiq

Loves writing, poetry and observing unknown things. She runs a non profit business by doing calligraphy and donates some of her earned money to cancer patients. She has also written 10+ short story books. In the future, she would like to help encourage young writers and provide a platform for them to showcase their art for free.

Hadi Ahmed

Hadi considers himself good at influencing and motivating people. He's best at Math in school. He's passionate about success; not success in terms of money, but success from the aspect of achieving his goal of improving and making the world a better place.

Harriet Jaitly

Harriet is a National Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation Athlete and a 3-time Gold Winner in the Women's U18 Flyweight Division. A motto she lives by is to find your drive and build an empire, which is why she founded and leads a Mixed Martial Arts Club in her school. She is also a part of a non-profit NGO called The Nameless Good+ that aims to foster youth social activism and aid the less fortunate. She strives to empower and inspire those around her through positivity, social perceptiveness and by providing equal opportunities. She loves public speaking, anything and everything French, music, coding and fashion. She hopes to be 25 sitting on 25 million, and therefore dreams of becoming a CEO and giving back to her homeland in the near future.

Kathryn Philip


Kavya Shenbaganathan

Kavya describes herself as an ambitious and passionate person. Over the years she has been a part of many programs and activities both physical and cultural. She attributes a lot of importance to self defense in ones life and hence learnt karate and obtained a Black Belt. Kavya also loves Indian culture and learnt Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music. She cares deeply for people's rights and cannot bare to see atrocities happen with anyone no matter what their background is and feels the need to speak up for their cause.

Laeeque Ahmed

A versatile teenager who loves taking calculated risks in life and loves trying everything from coding to boxing to working out.

Mahasin Hallarae

15 with a brain of 5 is how she likes to describe herself. Procrastinating almost always for everything because she wouldn't like her work getting done in any other way. She's brave sometimes. Scared sometimes. Sometimes, she's brave even when she's scared. She's interested in writing and speaking and is very passionate about journalism.

Mr. Ahmed Ali

Social Worker, Project Manager at a Construction Company
Passionate about helping others from the age of 15, he has been involved in many organizations and set up his own charity in the UK to support orphans and street children in Egypt. After moving to the UAE, he established a registered volunteer group to run initiatives and to support the community.

Mr. Dave Crane

Dave Crane is the winner of the prestigious Al Arouwad / MTV Award for Best Motivational Speaker in Middle East and North Africa. Dave is a former BBC journalist leading in motivational training, team building and development within the corporate sector and working with some of the region’s best known brands for the past 15 years. Not only is he an impressive motivational speaker, but also an NLP Master Practitioner, certified hypnotherapist, stage hypnotist and life coach who employs cognitive strategies to build successful and productive teams for organisations. Dave has worked with some of the giants of entertainment such as Bruce Willis, James Brown, Sylvester Stallone, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Robert Plant, Enrique Iglesias, Sting, Jean Alesi, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg and Kanye West. His events have been broadcast live to over 8 billion people and he has performed to audiences of over 50,000 people in stadium. He has played an integral role in facilitating some of the ME region’s flagship sporting and entertainment events such as Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens, International Beach Soccer, Desert Rock Festival, Speedcar Series and Legends Rock Dubai Tennis. His corporate clients include some of the world’s most familiar names from Google, Emirates Airline, HSBC, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Toshiba, Panasonic and Samsung. He is a prolific writer and influential video blogger, has presented keynote speeches and motivational seminars at prominent events across the globe (most recently in NASA and TEDx), changed thousands of lives and is now going to change yours!

Mr. Hisham El Sherbiny

Inspirational Speaker, Wellness Entrepreneur
#TheWakeUpCoach, A Dubai based Inspirational speaker. He changed his career 6+ times (from Tech & startups, Tv, to Property management, Aviation, Fitness, and Events), he believes in following what makes him feel alive!! He lives by the his motto: "In 120 years; none of this is going to matter! so, Live, shine, explore, GO CRAZY!" He can be reached at

Mr. Shridhar Sampath

Shridhar Sampath is the founder and CEO of Motivaluate Consulting & Training FZ LLC and an expert on Leadership, Strategy and Finance. He recently published his first e-book - "Done is better than perfect" - a collection of sixteen life lessons that have shaped his life. He brings over 35 years of leadership experience and knowledge based on his experience in industry. He is passionate about developing Business Leadership skills amongst business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. When not motivating and empowering people at keynotes, seminars and trainings, Shridhar spends his time learning to play Indian classical music on the guitar, in yoga and meditation and reading non-fiction. He lives in Dubai with his musician wife Rajani and dancer daughter Swarashri. Shridhar’s goal is to inspire, challenge and empower one million entrepreneurs, business owners and executives to succeed in business.

Mrs. Ruchi Shukla

Ruchi Shukla is a marine consultant, a writer and a social awareness activist. Over the past 30 years, she has lived and worked in more than 10 countries, and still insists on travelling economy-class. When not on the golf course, she is often found poking holes in others arguments. She believes all her achievements are happy accidents. She is obsessed with how everyone can work hard on finding their authentic selves.

Ms. Mahar Mohammed

Ms. Mahar describes herself as a full-bodied person filled with laughter. She is passionate about performances of all kinds and drawing smiles on peoples’ faces.

Santripti Prasad

A student who has a slight obsession with Quantum Mechanics, theatre and superheroes. She enjoys stand-up comedy and often advocates for mental health and feminism.

Sara & Jawaher


Simran Mathur


Organizing team


Fujairah, United Arab Emirates


Fujairah, United Arab Emirates