Middlesex University Dubai celebrates the academic success of over 800 students at its annual Graduation Ceremony held on 12 November 2016. Graduates hailing from over 90 nationalities were awarded their degrees in front of family, VIP guests and the Middlesex University teaching faculty at the event which took place at Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Safinah Ballroom.
This year’s ceremony also honoured two key figures for their outstanding contributions to UAE society. Each year, Middlesex University Dubai bestows an honorary degree on those who it deems to have made a major impact through their vocation or through their activities, such as education, business, culture, creative works or services to the public. This year, Honorary Doctorates of the University (DUniv) were awarded to Dr. B.R. Shetty Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of NMC Healthcare, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry in the UAE, and Mr. Gerald Lawless, Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council and Head of Tourism and Hospitality at Dubai Holding, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry, both in the UAE and globally.