Autism Rocks to Hold a Dubai Fun Festival to Promote Autism Awareness

April is widely known as the Autism Awareness month whereby various initiatives and organizations conduct awareness campaigns about the condition. Usually, this is done to clarify various issues regarding autism as well as informing people on how to deal with autistic patients. In commemoration of the 2016 Dubai Autism Awareness month, scheduled to kick start on April 2, Autism Rocks will hold a fun-filled Autism Rocks Festival on April 1.

During the fun-filled occasion, top American-based rappers such as Tyga and Flo Rida will grace the event. By paying Dh50 per person, families are expected to attend the event in a bid to see the two rappers perform their internationally recognized hit songs. Funds raised from the festival will be channeled into funding autism research work. According to Usha, the event will also host additional fun activities including horse rides, face painting, barbecue, bouncy castles, crazy golf, rodeo bull, inflatable rides, petting zoo as well as laser tag.


Autism is a developmental condition, which interferes with how one interacts or communicates with other people as well as the perception of their surroundings. Although continuous efforts and research are being done regarding the disorder, it remains incurable. However, individuals suffering from autism ought to receive support from their family members.

Autism Rocks Foundation

Founded by Sanjay and Usha Shah in 2014, the Autism Rocks Foundation continues to change the way society perceives autistic patients. The desire to support autistic patients arose after the Dubai-based couple’s son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with the disease.

The foundation organizes charity events as well as live concerts, which are entirely aimed at creating awareness and raising funds to support research efforts. Through organizing concerts with global artists like Drake, Michael Buble, Lenny Kravitz and the late Prince in various locations such as London and Dubai, Autism Rocks has raised more than £600,000.

Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah Denmark is a prominent businessperson with numerous entrepreneurial ventures and over 36 companies in The Cayman Islands, London, Dubai, The British Virgin Islands, Malta, and Luxembourg. Hospitality, banking, and publishing are some of his key areas of interest.

He is the founder and CEO of Solo Capital Markets. Solo Capital Markets is a global boutique for various financial services and solutions. Before venturing into his business activities, Shah served as a banker in numerous investment institutions such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch. He holds the Autism Research Trust trustee position.


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