Social Program

Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday 16 October, 2016

Time: 06:00-07:00 pm

Location: Alsaqr Ballroom Pre-Function Area, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel

Participants are invited to attend the Welcome Reception where snacks and beverages will be served. The event is included in the author/conference registration fees. The Welcome reception is an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as meet new people as the program begins. The dress-code is “casual dress”.

Gala Dinner

Date: Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Time: 06:30-09:30 pm

Location: Al-Fanar Restaurant, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Participants are invited to attend the Gala Dinner and sample the authentic UAE cuisine at Al-Fanar Restaurant. The event is included in the author/conference registration fees. The dress-code is “smart casual dress”.

Transport will be provided to/from Fairmont Hotel. Buses will move from the Fairmont Hotel at 6:30pm.

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Al-Fanar (the local term for the kerosene lamp used to light the homes in the UAE at the old times) is an iconic showcase of exotic culture and exquisite taste. With an ambience of the UAE in the 1960’s, and with the taste of authentic Emirati cuisine, Al-Fanar Restaurant revives the memories of Abu Dhabi when it was a small town on the shore of the Arabian Gulf with rows of wind towers, tents and barasti huts where fishermen, pearl merchants and Bedouins lived.