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The Annual Alumni Homecoming

The University of Dubai Alumni Association (UDAA) organizes the year’s biggest event “The Annual Alumni Homecoming”. Every year we invite high reputed figures of UAE.

In 2018, we organized The 10th Anniversary of UD Alumni Association. H.E. Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, who is also our graduate, was the keynote speaker of the event, which was sponsored by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). In 2016 we hosted Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education Affairs, as a keynote speaker and the event was sponsored by Nakheel Properties. In 2015 we hosted Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development and the event was sponsored by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). The event witnesses the participation of members of University of Dubai Board of Trustees headed by the President of the Board, Majid Al Shamsi. Several members of the Dubai Chamber Board of Trustees such as H.E. Mohammad Al Murr, Mrs. Rajaa Al Gurg and Mrs. Faiza AlHashemi.

Several members of the Dubai Chamber Board of Trustees such as H.E. Mohammad Al Murr, Mrs. Rajaa Al Gurg and Mrs. Faiza AlHashemi.
During the annual homecoming event, UD awards alumni members who reflect the University’s tradition of excellence and have brought distinction to themselves and UD through outstanding achievements in both professional and social life. Nominees along with proof of achievement for all the following awards are to be sent one month before the ceremony. Selections are made by the Alumni Relations Office. The Alumni Awards consist for the following 4 categories:
  1. Outstanding Alumni Professional Achievement
    Given to UDAA members who have achieved great success in their professions, have made distinguished career accomplishments or who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.
  2. Outstanding Active Alumni
     UDAA members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding volunteer leadership and service to the University of Dubai, enhancing the affiliations with its alumni, helping student body and the broader community.
  3. Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneurs 
    UD graduates entrepreneurs who have successfully established a new business or venture, or expanded an existing business that created economic and social value.
  4. Outstanding Future Alumnus 
    Given to a senior UD students (C.H. ≥90), enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree, who have consistently demonstrated:
    • Outstanding Academic Performance
    • Outstanding voluntary service to UD
 

Annual Charity Gala Suhoor

A yearly Charity Gala is organized by the UDAA in the month of Ramadan. Proceeds from this event are donated exclusively to the Alumni Association & Friends of the University of Dubai Scholarship Fund and all financial records are transparent, reviewed and held by the university until disbursement to scholarship recipients. The event is open to the entire UD community, including alumni, faculty, staff, administration and current students. Local businesses, philanthropies and individuals who support the Scholarship Fund will also be invited to attend.

Under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum, the University of Dubai Alumni Association (UDAA) in collaboration with Beit Al Khair Society, organizes the Charity Gala Suhoor on annual basis during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The event’s objective is to raise funds for meritorious students who are facing financial challenges as part of the “Alumni and Friends of the University of Dubai Scholarship Fund” program. This event is an excellent opportunity for organizations to convey its commitment and support to the education and also help in creating a philanthropic legacy that will live on in the University of Dubai community for decades to come.

 
The 1st Charity Gala Suhoor

was held in July 2014, in Grand Hyatt Dubai and was attended by scholar Dr. Omar Abdelkafy, as guest speaker.

The 2nd Charity Gala Suhoor

was held in June 2016, in Burj Al Arab and was attended by scholar Saleh bin Awad Al Maghamsi, and Sheikh Dr. Fares Mustafa, Imam and Preacher as guest speakers.

The 3rd Charity Gala Suhoor

was held in May 2017, in St. Regis Hotel and was attended by Waseem Yousef, an Emirati preacher as guest speaker.

The 4th Charity Gala Suhoor

will be held in May 21st, 2019, in Intercontinental Festival City – Dubai and it was attended by the scholars Dr. Omar Abdelkafy, and Dr. Mohammad AlKobaisi as guest speakers.

Over those years and with the support of University of Dubai’s alumni, partners and friends, we raised more than AED 2,000,000. 

Special thanks to our donors for giving a chance to bright students to do something great for their life and for the society:

Beneficiaries More than 100 deserving students have benefited from this financial help.

 

 

Alumni Gathering

Alumni use this opportunity to mingle and reconnect with classmates, faculty and staff. Attending alumni are encouraged to actively participate in several initiatives being launched by the Alumni Association in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office. The University of Dubai takes this opportunity to share with alumni news about most recent accomplishment and new programs being offered by UD.

University of Dubai Alumni Association Charity Campaign

The Alumni Relations Office at the University of Dubai and the UD Alumni Association organized its first virtual donation campaign in April 13th, 2021.  During the holy month of Ramadan and has collected 563,500 dirhams, which was organized in cooperation with the Beit Al Khair Society.