Cass MBA students visit Cass Dubai Centre and leading businesses
A delegation of 45 Cass MBA students are in the UAE cultivating a better understanding of the region's unique business culture.
Students are visiting successful local businesses in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the five day tour. They are meeting with executives from Mubadala, Dubai International Financial Centre, Etihad Airways, Dubai Aluminium, JWT, Emaar, DNV KEMA, du Telecoms, Nakheel, Masdar Renewable Energy City, The Abraaj Group, Hawkamah and Nasser Saidi & Associates.
As well as seeing the best of local industry, students are experiencing local culture with a tour of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), a desert safari and a trip up the Burj Khalifa.
Earlier in the week the delegation was invited to a panel discussion at the prestigious Capital Club: "Understanding the Gulf Executive Talent Marketplace". Hosted by Cass and moderated by Nicolas McDonagh of RLM Finsbury, panellists included representatives from REED, Boyden, RP International and Shane Philips Consultants.
Cass Dean, Professor Steven Haberman, said: "The UAE International Study Tour provides a great platform for our London students to learn more about one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world. The fact that we have our own EMBA programme in Dubai has been invaluable in helping us secure such a stellar programme of activities."
"We are extremely grateful to each of the businesses taking part, and look forward to continuing our relationship with the UAE long into the future."
Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of the Cass Dubai Centre said: "We are delighted to welcome such a bright and ambitious set of individuals to the UAE. The tour is timely as it coincides with His Highness Sheikh Khalifa's state visit to the UK to celebrate what is a very long and fruitful friendship between the UK and UAE. We, at Cass Dubai Centre, are proud to be a part of the effort to further cement those ties now and into the future."