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The Dubai Centre- a leading resource for the Middle East and North Africa

City, University of London's Dubai Centre was established in February 2007 in collaboration with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), as a regional centre of educational excellence for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Located in the prestigious DIFC, the Dubai Centre’s new offices were officially launched on 5 May 2009 under the patronage of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The centre has emerged as a market leader in postgraduate education for employers and employees alike in the region. We have achieved this by creating a unique environment in which students benefit from the expertise of business leaders while accessing outstanding networking opportunities and career enhancing connections.

MENA advisory board

The MENA Advisory Board was created in January 2011 to provide advice and support to our institution in the region. The members are

  • Dr Roy Leighton (Chair)
    Chair of Institutional Protect\on (IP); Chair of Advisory Council of British Expertise; Director of Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd
  • Professor Stanton Newman
    Vice President International, City, University of London
  • Mr Saleh Al-Hashimi
    Advisor; City alumnus
  • Ms Claire Duce
    Partner – UAE Business Controls Risk Leader, PwC
  • Ms Caroline Faraj
    Vice President, Arabic Services, CNN; City Alumna
  • Mr Mike Grant
    Partner, Aaronite; City Alumnus
  • Mr Paul Griffiths
    Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports
  • Mr Paul Katsouris
    Associate, Ince & Co Middle East; City Alumnus
  • Mr Chris Mouchbahani
    Managing Partner, M Capital Group
  • Mr Rehan Pathan
    Managing Partner, Takseem; City Alumnus
  • Ms Lubna Qassim
    Global Lawyer and Strategist
  • Ms Natasha Zahid
    Senior Associate, Baker Botts; City Alumna