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ICE UAE Gala Dinner 2023

Event organised by ICE

06 October 2023
19:00 - 23:30 GST
Address Dubai Marina
66 Al Marsa Street
Dubai Marina

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The Institution of Civil Engineers UAE Branch is excited to invite you to its Annual Gala Dinner, at the Address Hotel Dubai Marina. This is the industry's most prominent social gathering of the year, and you won't want to miss it!

The event will begin at 7pm and will feature a three-course dinner and drinks for four hours. With a great program and plenty of networking opportunities, this evening promises to be full of fun and entertainment. The emcee for the night will be none other than Tom Urqhart, a popular Dubai-based broadcaster.

This year, we are thrilled to have Michael Dobbs, a well-known after-dinner speaker, joining us once again. He first entertained the industry at the annual gathering in 2014, and we are confident that he will not disappoint this year.

The price includes the three-course dinner and drinks, and excludes VAT. Non-alcohol packages are also available for individual ticket purchases on request.

The ICE UAE Gala Dinner is sponsored by top companies in the industry: Atkins, Aecom, Maccaferri, and Ramboll. We would like to thank them for their continued support.

To book your seat or table, please contact [email protected]. We recommend booking your spot early to avoid disappointment.

So, get ready to dress up in formal attire and join us for an unforgettable night of celebration, networking, and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there!


Per person for ICE members and partners AED 650 (excl. VAT)
Per person for non-members AED 850 (excl. VAT)
For a branded table of ten AED 9,500 (excl. VAT)




AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges.



Founded in 1879, Officine Maccaferri is known as the global leader in the manufacture and supply of gabions and related steel wire mesh products, Maccaferri is also a leader in construction geosynthetics.



Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945 with over 16,000 experts that create sustainable solutions.


Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs


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Michael Dobbs

Or Lord Dobbs of Wylye - as he's known when he's got his political hat on - has spent a lifetime blurring fact and fiction.

He is the author of House of Cards, a book he wrote thirty years ago which turned into one of the biggest sensations in television history and won him five Emmy nominations.

He's also enjoyed a ringside seat on many historic occasions; he was with Margaret Thatcher when she walked into Downing Street as Prime Minister and he was with John Major 18 years later when he was kicked out! One rueful Prime Minister said Dobbs ‘has done for my job what Dracula had done for babysitting’. No wonder he has been called 'Westminster's baby-faced hit man'.

More recently he has survived prostate cancer, was invited to the Coronation, sits on advisory boards for cultural and health matters on three continents, is a worldwide authority on Winston Churchill and somewhere along the way has found time to be a university professor on both sides of the Atlantic. It’s been suggested that the British Establishment put him in the House of Lords to keep him quiet. They failed hopelessly!

For more information please contact:

Valentina Cazan