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ICE United Arab Emirates Gala Dinner 2024

Event organised by ICE

01 November 2024
19:00 - 23:00 GST
Grosvenor House Hotel
Al Emreef Street
Dubai Marina
United Arab Emirates
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The Institution of Civil Engineers UAE Branch is excited to invite you to its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, 1st November 2024, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. This is the industry's most prominent social gathering of the year, and you won't want to miss it!

This year, we are thrilled to have Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, as our keynote speaker. We will also be joined by ICE President, Anusha Shah and ICE deputy director general and director of membership, Séan Harris.

The event will begin at 7 pm and will feature an engaging program and ample networking opportunities. 

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!



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



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



CARES is the leading independent international certification body for reinforcing steel products.



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.


Grosvenor House Hotel
Al Emreef Street
Dubai Marina, Dubai
United Arab Emirates


Ticket Price
Branded Table for 10 AED 9,500.00 (Excl. VAT)
ICE Member & Partner AED 650.00/person (Excl. VAT)
Non Member AED 850.00/person (Excl. VAT)


Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

Dubai Airports

chief executive officer

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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths serves as the chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, overseeing the strategic direction and operational excellence of Dubai International (DXB) – renowned as the world's busiest airport for international passengers – and Dubai World Central (DWC). 

Assuming the role of Dubai Airports' inaugural CEO in October 2007, Paul has been a driving force behind a series of successive milestones in the organisation's history. Notably, he played a crucial role in the seamless launch of Terminal 3 at DXB on October 14, one year after joining. On June 27, 2010, he successfully inaugurated Dubai's second airport, DWC. Further contributing to Dubai's aviation legacy, Paul spearheaded the opening of Concourse A on January 2, 2013, the world's first purpose-built A380 facility, followed by Concourse D on February 24, 2016. Under his guidance, the passenger terminal at DWC commenced operations on October 27, 2013.

Marking a historic moment on December 20, 2018, Paul, alongside Dubai Airports’ Chairman, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, welcomed DXB’s billionth passenger.

In the face of the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis, Paul's adept leadership enabled DXB to emerge as a global leader in the recovery of air travel, with the hub surpassing pre-pandemic traffic levels in 2023. Correctly anticipating and preparing for explosive growth, he strategically navigated the crisis, positioning DXB ahead of projections. Throughout 2022-23, DXB, under Paul's vision, not only accommodated double-digit growth in passenger numbers but also achieved significant enhancements in the airport experience, ensuring a seamless journey for tens of millions of guests from the kerb to the boarding gates.

Before assuming his role in Dubai, Paul served as the Managing Director of London’s Gatwick Airport. Prior to his tenure at BAA, an airport operator, in 2004, he spent 14 years with the Virgin Group. During this period, he worked closely with Sir Richard Branson as a Board Director of the Virgin Travel Group, overseeing the commercial activities of both Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Trains. 

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