New Date, Same Event! You are cordially invited to the Gala Dinner of the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates and the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi on Friday the 19th of November 2021 at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. This event is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors.

It will be an unforgettable evening celebrating the three anniversary milestones, but also to award His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan with the title of Lord of the Matterhorn.


Date and Time: Friday 19 November, 2021, 6:30 PM to late

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – LOCATION MAP

Dress Code: Elegant

PROGRAM OF THE EVENING (Subject to change)

18:30  Registrations, photo taking and Networking

19:30  Guests asked to take their seats

20:00  SBC Dubai President Peter Harradine introduces the Lord of the Matterhorn and presents the profile of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, with speech from His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

20:30   First course served / Live Music

20:50   Welcome by both SBC Presidents Peter Harradine and Matteo Boffa, including an Address by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, H.E Massimo Baggi

21:00   Cash bar opens for alcoholic beverages

21:20   Second course served / Live music and DJ music

22:00   Address by SBC Dubai President Peter Harradine

22:20   Third course served / Live music and DJ music

23:00    Raffle draw of Swiss International Air lines Tickets + Special prize from Al Hashemi

DJ to play until event closes


Prices includes a lovely three-course menu, non-alcoholic beverages & VAT.  Cash bar for alcoholic beverages as from 9 pm.

SBC Members
Individual booking : AED 495
Table booking: AED 4,950 (Table includes 10 seats)

Introductory Members
Individual booking : AED 595

To register for this event, please click the register button below, by mentioning the number of attendees. The SBC team will contact you with the payment details. Please note that payment needs to be made prior to event. Registration is only confirmed upon reception of full payment. Seats are limited and will be based on first come, first served. No shows will be charged full amount.

Please inform us in advance for any special request for dietary requirements and/or seating preferences/arrangements.


In order to respect the safety measures in place as imposed by the local authorities during the pandemic, please note that masks are to be worn at all times, except while eating/drinking.  The set up and seating arrangements are to be strictly respected. The venue will be imposing the necessary reinforcements as per the guidelines from local authorities which are applicable on the day of the event.

Kindly note that photographs/videos will be taken during the event. The Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates (SBC) reserves the right to use and publish any photograph/video taken at this event. The SBC may use the photographs/videos in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the SBC including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, social media platforms etc. Should anyone attending an SBC event disagree to the above and wish to not have their image recorded for distribution, please inform us in writing beforehand on and ensure acknowledgement of your request is made prior to the event. Any person or organization not affiliated with the SBC may not use, copy, alter or modify photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from the SBC. By submitting your registration, you agree to be added to the SBC mailing list, with an option to unsubscribe at any time.