Gala Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens During the Gala Program?
6:30 Welcome Reception/Silent Auction
Hors d'oeuvres and passed wine and bubbly

8:00 Dinner/Award Presentation/Live Auction/Dancing
Fabulous Three course dinner/Dessert Buffet
Includes wine

How much does the gala cost and what does it include?
The starting price for tickets is 500 dhs per person and includes the welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres, passed wine and bubbly and mocktails; a three course dinner with wine; and dancing.

There are also opportunities to be part of the benefit committee and sponsor teachers with your ticket purchase. Corporate sponsors have a variety of benefit levels available to them starting at the 10,000 dhs level.

What is the GO VIPERS! Benefit Committee?
There are two opportunities to join the Benefit Committee and support the gala at a higher level:

3,000 AED per couple (2 tickets)

  • Preferred seating
  • Sponsor 2 teacher tickets
  • Benefit Committee Listing

6,000 AED per table (10 tickets)

  • Preferred Table Location
  • 10 Place cards
  • Benefit Committee Listing

What is the Theme?
Together We Are One...One School, One Community, One World
Celebrating the harmony of 80 nationalities represented within our school community.

What is the Attire for the Evening?
The attire for the gala is black tie optional, festive attire or your national dress.

We are proudly an international community, encouraging all to wear formal attire from your native country.

Are there Hotel Rooms Reserved?
Rooms may be booked independently at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island. Rooms can be booked via the Gala ticket reservation form coming out in February 2018.

Is There Parking Available?
Valet parking is free for gala guests.

What About Seating Requests?
If you have purchased a table, please list all 10 names of your guests. If you have not purchased a table, but would like to sit with friends please indicate their names in the Group Seating Requests box on the reservation form. We will make every effort to accommodate your requests.

What if I Cannot Attend?
Why not consider purchasing tickets to sponsor teachers, or buying an advertisement in the Gala program?

What is the purpose of the Gala?
In order to provide the highest levels of excellence in academics, athletics the arts and service learning for our students, ACS must continue to invest in its mission to ensure its long-term sustainability. That important mission includes investing in our campus. Each year, the Gala Committee, working in concert with the Board of Trustees' Institution Advancement Committee and School Leadership, organizes an annual gala fundraiser to support these efforts.

Who Plans the Gala?
The gala evening is planned by a dedicated group of parents called the 2019 ACS Gala Committee who report to the Institutional Advancement Committee of the ACS Board:

Karine Morency & Yvette L. Campbell

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