The Middle East Centre Annual Dinner

When: Thursday, 15 September 2022, 7:30pm – 11pm 
Where: Madinat Jumeirah, Murjaan Ballroom, Dubai 

Update to proceedings for this dinner 

Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the period of national mourning, we would like to share with you some adjustments we are making to the arrangements for this dinner. 

It will go ahead as scheduled and our President & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, will attend as our guest of honour along with her colleagues from the Manchester campus. 

We will recognise and acknowledge the impact of our community of students and alumni of which we are so proud, as well as an impressive line-up of guest speakers. 

Our aim is to ensure that the occasion maintains an appropriate and respectful tone throughout and so we will not be proceeding with the planned entertainment and there will no formal celebrations or awards presented. 

We kindly appreciate your understanding of our approach and we would also request your cooperation in keeping a respectful tone. 

Reserve your ticket 

Reserve your seat now by donating AED 350 per person to ‘Adopt a School’*. Any Dinner tickets you may already have paid for (via a donation to the Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ project) will automatically reserve your place at this rescheduled dinner event. 

Confirm your attendance by emailing a copy of your donation receipt to the Alumni Relations team at mentioning your name and the names of any guests accompanying you. 

Guest of Honour 

We are pleased to confirm that this dinner will be joined by our special guest of honour – Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, who will give the keynote speech. 

Guest Speakers

  • James Baker – CEO, Graphene@Manchester, The University of Mancheste
  • Elie Habib – Anghami Co-Founder
  • Robert Willock – Director MENA & Regional General Manager, The Economist 

Adopt a School 

All proceeds from the donations will go to our key charity partner – Dubai Cares – in support of the ‘Adopt a School’

Your generous donation will help us meet the fundraising target (total AED165,700) to build a new school in Nepal for underprivileged children. 

We look forward to welcoming you 

Middle East Centre & Division of Development and Alumni Relations

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