DUBAI, UAE, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism Rocks, the London-based charity organization that raises donations for autism research, has announced upcoming performances by Flo Rida and Tyga in Dubai on April 1st. The international superstars are performing at Autism Rocks Festival, a family day held at The Dubai Outlet Mall, to raise awareness and donations for autism research in part of April's Autism Awareness Month.
"We're thrilled to be hosting such talented musical acts, Flo Rida and Tyga, at Autism Rocks Festival," said Sanjay Shah, philanthropist and founder of Autism Rocks. "It's going to be a fun, high-energy, family-friendly day with live music, laser tag, crazy golf, a zip line, petting zoo and much more to entertain the kids. We've also kept the ticket prices low to make it affordable for families to come enjoy themselves while also supporting the great cause of autism research."
Partnering with 117 Live, a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding Group, Autism Rocks will host the event and the temporary arena space will be appropriately renamed "The Autism Rocks Arena" to mark the occasion.
"Autism Rocks is proud to partner with the best and most experienced live music team in Dubai, and sponsor the Autism Rocks Arena at Dubai Outlet Mall. We look forward to not only many awesome concerts at the Arena but a great partnership with 117 Live," said Sanjay Shah, founder of Autism Rocks.
"Changing the way we present entertainment regionally is a mission for which the Al Ahli Group has dedicated a lot of resources. 117 Live partnering with Autism Rocks and Sanjay Shah, is a statement that amplifies the great social contribution that we both as organizations believe in. These achievements are just stepping stones towards a global strategy we are setting in order to increase the bouquet of entertainment offerings and enhanced entertainment experiences that we will unveil over the course of 2016," says Mohammed Khammas, Group CEO of Al Ahli Holding Group.
Tickets will go on sale soon at www.117live.com and all Virgin Mega Stores in Dubai. To stand a chance of winning a "meet and greet" with Flo Rida or Tyga, tickets must be purchased prior to the event. To learn more about Autism Rocks visit www.autism.rocks.
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About Autism Rocks
Based in London, Autism Rocks is an exclusive invitation only live concert and charity event that raises awareness and donations for autism research. Founded in 2014, Autism Rocks was born of the vision of philanthropist, Sanjay Shah, whose youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2011. Shah discovered he could combine his love for his family with his passion for music in order to fuel autism awareness and research on a large scale. Autism Rocks music festivals have featured popular past performances by Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake. All proceeds from Autism Rocks help fund research through various organizations. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability characterized by difficulties in the development of social relationships and communication skills. Affecting one in 68 children every year, children diagnosed with the disease have increased 30% since 2012.
About Sanjay Shah
Sanjay Shah is a philanthropist who founded Autism Rocks in 2014, soon after his youngest son Nikhil was diagnosed with autism. Shah discovered he could combine his love for his family with his passion for music in order to fuel autism awareness and research on a large scale. By partnering with the music industry, Shah has personally raised awareness of the neurological disorder, and has built an outlet to help fund autism research. Prior to starting Autism Rocks, Shah founded Solo Capital and pursued opportunities in the field of accounting, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
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