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ACS Gala

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is the only non-profit American school in Abu Dhabi. As a nonprofit, our annual gala enables our school to provide the highest levels of excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and service learning for our students.

2023 ACS Golden Gala

Gala 2023 Evening

Truly a night to remember, ACS held its 2023 ACS Golden Gala at the iconic Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 11. More than 560 parents, teachers, alumni, dignitaries, former faculty, former parents, event sponsors and corporate partners joined together to celebrate 50 years of excellence and a future beyond imagination for our school. 

Thanks to the support from main event sponsors Nadine and Nasser Al Nowais, Rotana, Morgan Lewis, Serena Carnevale and Luca Molinari, Flash Entertainment, Pure Harvest, The Captain's Club, ExxonMobil, LMB, Emirates Palace, Etihad, and Khaldoon and Nadia Al Mubarak, the event featured a red carpet of illuminated archways, a live auction with auctioneer CK Swett, remarkable student performances, a fantastic show from Gold Singers, dancing under the stars and so much more.

ACS premiered a film produced by People Creative titled "Voices of ACS," featuring staff, faculty and students from the school’s 50-year history including the evening’s honoree. The theme of the evening was captured in another short film called "Beyond Imagination," directed and produced by Khadijah Kudsi. 

The Golden Gala also marked ACS’ new chapter as it prepares to move to a new state-of-the-art campus on Saadiyat Island during the 2023-24 school year. 

Previous Galas

2018 Gala

Rosewood Hotel

"Sands of Time"


2017 Gala

Beach Rotana Hotel

"Build. Grow. Inspire."

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