Talents galore at Middlesex University Dubai’s Annual Youth Festival

  • Over 1000 students participated in 33 events across 12 days
  • Grand Finale welcomed Bollywood sensation, Hemaa Sardesai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018: Middlesex University Dubai’s Annual Youth Festival is a platform that celebrates and recognises talents among our students. It brings together talent from across the University.

The Grand Finale was held on Thursday 22 March 2018 at the DUCTAC Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. The event witnessed talents across categories, showcasing phenomenal performances from Middlesex singers, actors, dancers and many more…

To mark this occasion, famous Bollywood Singer Hemaa Sardesai was the special judge for the singing competition. She had the chance to evaluate the best singers and musicians in the finals, selected from over 50 students, who enrolled in the singing competition.

Hemaa was also presented with an award of appreciation by Middlesex University Dubai’s Director, Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes.

The festival that began on 10 March 2018 saw participation from more than 1000 students who competed over semi-finals and quarter-finals across categories such as singing, rap, dance, short skits, acting, fashion shows and so much more to enter the finals.

Winners were announced at the end of the evening after careful and thorough evaluation by the judging panel comprising of Middlesex University Dubai academic staff in addition to the famous Bollywood Singer, Hemaa Sardesai.

Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, Director of Middlesex University Dubai, said, “The Youth Festival is more than just a competition, it is a chance for students to explore interests and passion outside the classroom.” He further added, “We were thrilled to witness the varied talents our students hold, with more than 100 nations represented at the university, the performances were so diverse. I would like to congratulate the winners and all participants who made the event one to remember.”

On Hemaa Sardesai’s presence at the event, he further added, “Having her as a judge, just took the event to a whole new level. It was a great source of inspiration for our students who were excited to meet her. We are honoured to be able to witness her new international hit, ‘Power of Love’ with a choreographed performance from our students, played at the festival.”

Hemaa Sardesai, Indian playback singer and international star said, “I was delighted to receive the invite from Middlesex University Dubai. I have always admired students who go beyond the classroom and pursue their dream. It was an absolute pleasure to see that talent and passion for performance arts still exist across all generations. I would like to wish them success in all their future endeavours. ”

For more information, please visit http://www.mdx.ac.ae/youthfestival.

About Middlesex University Dubai

Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in January 2005, has over 3,000 students from more than 100 different nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas including Law, Psychology, Computer Engineering, IT, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, HR, Graphic Design, Film and Journalism; it is the first and only university to offer a face to face LLB (British Qualifying Law) Degree. Middlesex University is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing challenging academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, grant and professional practice. Middlesex University Dubai prepares its students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted for the modern world, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute to the communities in which they live and work.

As well as having all the advantages associated with being a British university, Dubai campus students can benefit from all the opportunities afforded by a rapidly developing modern city in the heart of the Middle East, while experiencing the diverse nationalities and cultures that make up the population of Dubai. The Campus is located in Dubai Knowledge Park, occupying spacious classrooms and study areas within four buildings. Dubai Knowledge Park itself was set up in 2003 for international institutions that promote learning. Middlesex University Dubai students, therefore, have the opportunity to participate in a much wider student community.

For more information about the programmes and the range of Scholarships and Grants available, visit www.mdx.ac.ae.