“I wish to go to Expo 2020 in Dubai

Saeed's wish

Every child deserves a childhood full of joyful memories. There are more children just like Saeed, who are waiting on their wishes to be granted.

Saeed is a 3-year-old boy from UAE who has been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Saeed’s favorite color is green and he loves soccer. When we asked Saeed what he wished for, he told us he’d like to take his family on a trip to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai.


In a collaboration with Expo 2020, we granted Saeed’s wish and challenged ourselves to exceed the little boy’s expectations. On his wish day, Saeed and his family were welcomed at the VIP entrance, where they were given a VIP Pass to visit Expo 2020. Saeed and his family started with the Vision pavilion which talks about HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, followed by the Luxembourg and the KSA pavilions where Saeed received a private tour for each one. After learning all about the UAE, Saeed received a thoughtful gift as he and his family headed for lunch. Saeed said his wish day was the best day of his life and his family couldn’t help but notice the big smile on his face that day.

Saeed's wish - family

Niamh Ryan

Niamh Ryan

Niamh Ryan is Senior Manager, PR and Communications at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organisation in 2022 after 5 years at Make-A-Wish Ireland. Niamh oversees the organisation’s internal and external communications and looks after media relations and media strategy. With a background in digital marketing, she is passionate about employing the latest technology and trends to help more people learn about the life-changing power of a wish-come-true!