FIDI 66th Annual Conference Dubai

FIDI 39 Club Sporting Activity - Camel Polo

A different take on the traditional polo – Camel polo!  Whether its done as a team building activity, or just as something a little unexpected and unique, camel polo is great fun to play, hilarious to watch and the camels love it!

When: Saturday 4th March 2017
Cost:   Non members it is 150
               FIDI 39 Club members it is included in your FIDI 39 Club conference registration


Thanking our valued Camel Polo Sponsors: Move Ware

FIDI Newcomers Speed Dating Event

First time at the FIDI Conference or is it your first time with a new employer? Then Speed dating breaks the ice! and this event has your name on it! Come and learn about the different FIDI Services offered to you through a casual, yet informative, presentation given by the FIDI Managing Director, followed by a cocktail and speed dating session with key FIDI representatives.

You will have a few moments with all attendees including the FIDI Board, the FIDI Academy Dean and FIDI Office staff, so that you can get to know a few faces and help you start your networking. You will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the FIDI Focus editorial and advertising team. To get your first conference off to a flying start.

When: Sunday 5th March 2017
Time:  17:30pm
Location: Emirates Ballroom Sections 5 & 6 (Level 6)

FIDI Welcome Reception at Armani Pavilion

Located at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, the Armani/Pavilion offers an enchanting terrace location set amid the hotel’s gardens. With the iconic Dubai Fountain providing a spectacular and entertaining backdrop. 

When: Sunday 5th March 2017
Time:  19:30pm


Thanking our valued Welcome Reception Sponsors: Reason Global Insurance & Delight International Movers


People On the Move - Yellow Boats Tour

Hold tight and brace yourself for this rush experience on the seas of the UAE! A trip where the skipper shows you what The Yellow Boats can do – travelling at high speeds across the open water, performing a series of twists and turns, this ride will get your adrenaline pumping!

Start your tour in style from the Dubai Marina! Get up-close and personal to one of the world’s most spectacular hotels from the onset. See the wonders of Dubai and it's impressive 21st Century developments.

A spectacular tour that takes you to the most exclusive waterfront developments in the region – The Palm Jumeirah – with attractions such as the unique residential areas, the Atlantis Hotel and more - experienced by sea. The journey continues onwards to the world famous Burj Al Arab 7 Star hotel. On the return view the Royal Palaces and Lagoon of the Palm Jumeirah before coming back into the marina.

SOLD OUT - contact to add your name to the waiting list

When: Monday 6th March 2017
Cost: 55

FIDI Middle East & North Africa Association

Venture with us into the Arabian desert where you will be transported to our campsite via a short dune ride in a 4x4. There you will be greeted by traditional hosts and hostesses who will guide you to your tables.  Take some time to decorate yourself with henna or try a sheesha, all while listening to the sounds of the bedouin oud players. Then, enjoy dinner under the stars, a live band and belly dancing. And finally, wrap up the night up with a spot of dancing in the desert!

Coaches will leave from the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel as of 16:30pm.

When: Monday 6th March 2017

FIDI Fun Run

Young or not-so-young, male or female, you can still take in the year's most exciting sports events. 

You don't have to run - lots of people will choose to walk the route while others will enjoy jogging. Another great networking activity with your peers. Remember it's fun, it's a great way to see Dubai. You can register now or on the day! 

When: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Cost: 55
pre-registration preffered


Thanking our valued FIDI Fun Run Sponsors: Four Winds Saudia Arabia

FIDI Golf Tournament

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club opened in January 1993 to world acclaim and since then it has been host to numerous tournaments and events, including the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions. The course record of 63 is jointly held by Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke. A round of golf at the sporting oasis in the heart of the city has a distinct aura of a delightful journey across the fabled landscape of Dubai, a city that thrives in all seasons. Well-groomed fairways lined with date palms and coconut trees, attractive water hazards and shrubbery lends a tropical air to the Club's 18-hole, par-71 championship course that rolls into thousands of undulating yards.

This years golf tournament will include"
  • Transportation to and from the golf course
  • Lunch
  • Electric buggies
  • Range balls
Available for rent, based on availability, state of the art latest PING full golf club sets. These can be rented and will be given on a first come first serve basis. Shoes are also available for rent. 

SOLD OUT - contact to add your name to the waiting list

When: Tuesday 7th March 2017 
Cost: 200
Golf Club Rental: 65
limited spaces available on a first come first served basis


                               Thanking our valued Golf Tournament Sponsors: Move One Relocations

 FIDI Sightseeing Tour 1 - Sights & Sounds City Tour

Dubai's rich heritage and culture started at the Dubai Creek, the 'old town'. No trip is complete without a visit to the historical side of Dubai. We will start with some shopping time at the famous gold and spice souks, so you can haggle for a bargain and soak up the hustle and bustle of the city souks.

The group will then board private abras (traditional water taxis) to cross the Dubai creek from the Deira side to the Bur Dubai side – home to the Al Fahidi district, one of the oldest  neighborhoods in Dubai.

The creek crossing only takes 10 minutes and it’s the best way to really experience the creek and see the dhows close up, transporting goods to and from neighboring countries such as Iran, India & Pakistan. Once we arrive, guests will get a chance to walk through the colorful and vibrant textile souk before reaching the Dubai Museum.

The Dubai Museum is inside the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1800 and considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Dubai, an oasis of calm in the bustling Old Dubai area.

When: Tuesday 7 March 2017 
Cost: 50


                          Thanking our valued Sightseeing Tour Sponsors: Writer Relocations

 FIDI Sightseeing Tour 2 - Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mosque

The Mosque was initiated by the late resident of the UAE, HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is fondly thought of as the father of the UAE. The design has been inspired by both the Mughal and the Moorish Mosque Architecture in Pakistan and Morocco.

There are four minarets on the four corners of the courtyard. The courtyard, with its floral design, measures about 17,000 m2 considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world. The Carpet in the main prayer hall has been designed by an Iranian artist, measuring 5627 m2, weighing 35 tons using wool from New Zealand and Iran. The Chandeliers that are made in Germany incorporate millions of Swarovski Crystals.

Reflective pools surround the mosque, amplifying its beauty. The striking white and gold colours shining in the sun are transformed at night by a unique lightning system which reflects the phases of the moon.

When: Tuesday 7 March 2017 
Cost: 100


FIDI 39 Club Party at XL Club Dubai

The philosophy of XL Beach Club, Dubai, is bigger means better. This impressive venue located at the luxurious Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa is home to an immense outside decking lined with plush white sofas and featuring a DJ podium, pool overlooking the beach. XL Beach Club is infamously known in the region for its all-day beach parties which continue throughout the night as the beach club is transformed after sunset into a raving nightclub. Playing host to a long list of world class international DJ’s in 2015, there is always something going on at XL Dubai.

Don’t miss out on a relaxed evening, networking, enjoying a few drinks and canapes in an exclusive section of the outside decking, following by an evening in a VIP section of the XL Club, enjoying the entertainment, good music and company.

When: Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 20:00pm
Cost non members: 195
FIDI 39 Club members, have the party included in their registration

FIDI Gala Dinner & Evening at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

The JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Dubai will be the host of this year's Gala Dinner and Evening. All delegates can be sure to have a great evening with good food, good entertainment that will keep you going into the early hours of the morning. More details to come.

When: Wednesday 8th March 2017 @ 19:30pm

Thanking our valued Gala Dinner & Evening Sponsors: Pac Global Insurance & E-Movers