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About City

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 (Chairman) Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI
  • Mark Beer OBE
    Registrar, DIFC Courts, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Caroline Faraj
    Chief Operations Director, CNN
  • Chris Mouchbahani
    Managing Partner at M Capital Group
  • Rehan Pathan
    Managing Director, Takseem Dubai EMBA 2007
  • Giselle Pettyfer
    Vice Chairman, Falcon and Associates
  • Edward Quinlan
    Retired, Ernst & Young Country Partner, UAE
  • Bashir Siman OBE
    Special Representative to the UAE - Financial & Professional Services, British Embassy
  • Alexandre Suarez
    Executive Director, E S Bankers Dubai Ltd;  MSc Finance 2002
  • Professor Stanton Newman Professor of Health Psychology, Dean School of Health Sciences and Vice-president (International)
  • Professor Roy Batchelor Professor of Banking and Finance, Director Executive MBA Dubai
  • Dr Kevin Dunseath Regional Director, MENA and Head of Dubai Centre