ICE UAE Gala Dinner 2017, Dubai

5 October, 2017 | 19:15 - 23:59

Venue address:

The Address Hotel
Dubai Marina
United Arab Emirates
Join us for our Gala Dinner 2017
Join us for our Gala Dinner 2017

About this event

Taking place once again at The Address Dubai Marina, the event will be limited to just 500 industry professionals who may purchase corporate tables or individual tickets to attend and enjoy a reception followed by a sumptuous 3 course dinner with fine wines at the spectacular Constellation Ballroom.

The evening also promises a great programme and dialogue with popular Master of Ceremonies Tom Urquhart – a firm favourite on the Dubai media circuit and the legendary Sir Ranulph Fiennes who in 1984 was described the "World's Greatest Living Explorer" by the Guinness Book of Records.

Early Bird* price

Corporate Branded Table AED7,500
ICE Member & Spouse AED600 per person
Non Member AED 700 per person

Regular price

Corporate Branded Table AED8,000
ICE Member & Spouse AED650 per person
Non Member AED 750 per person

Includes 3 course dinner and drinks!

*early bird payments are due by 30 July 2017.


To reserve your ticket or table, email Ruth Bevan, Moventus at:


This year's Gala Dinner is generously sponsored by:

Laing O'Rourke

Supporting organisations

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BBG Abu Dhabi

Airline partner

British Airways logo

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph was born in 1944 and educated at Eton. He served with the Royal Scots Greys before joining the SAS. He was then the youngest captain in the British Army. In 1968 he joined the army of the Sultan of Oman and in 1970 was awarded the Sultan's Bravery Medal. Since 1969 when he led the British Expedition on the White Nile, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been at the forefront of many exploratory expeditions.

Described in 1984 as the "World's Greatest Living Explorer" by the Guinness Book of Records, his expeditions around the world include Transglobe (the world's first surface journey around the world's polar axis) 1979-82; North Polar Unsupported Expedition (furthest north unsupported record) 1986; Anglo-Soviet North Pole Expedition 1990/91; co-leader of the Ubar Expedition (which in 1991 discovered Ptolomy's long-lost Atlantis of the Sands, the frankincense centre of the world); leader of the Pentland South Pole expedition 1992/93 (which achieved the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent and the longest unsupported polar journey in history).

By drawing the analogy between nature's most dangerous and difficult challenges, and the very real day-to-day business challenges, Sir Ranulph Fiennes will involve each individual at the Gala on a very personal level.

The elements vital to the success of an expedition include teamwork, determination, patience, discipline, enthusiasm and creative thinking. Building a team with the right character and attitude is of paramount importance. Persistence, tolerance, planning skills, high organisational ability, flexibility to meet and beat unexpected obstacles, goal-setting and performing under extreme pressure are clearly all factors in the success of Sir Ranulph's remarkable endeavours.

As a motivational speaker popular with both UK and European audiences, Sir Ranulph demonstrates how the qualities of the explorer/adventurer are applicable, crucial even, to success in the business world.

Tom Urquhart

A firm favourite on Dubai's media circuit, Tom Urquhart regularly features on the UAE's most influential Brit lists.

A talented broadcaster and former international print journalist, Tom has worked both on the airwaves and in front of the camera in numerous roles over the past decade.

As well as appearing regularly here on Dubai Eye 103.8, Tom has most recently fronted Studio One on Dubai One and presented The Entrepreneur, a reality based show in Dubai.