The Oil Barons Charity Ball



The 2015 programme for this prestigious glittering event has just been announced and features an exciting red carpet welcome reception and VIP pre function area with a breathtaking performance before dinner from soul singer Jae Franklin.

Our master of ceremonies Tom Urquhart from Dubai One then presents the evening with a guest appearance from
H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, incredible live and silent auctions with amazing giveaways all in aid of Friends of Cancer Patients.

A luxurious and sumptuous silver service 3 course dinner created specifically for the evening by the globally acclaimed chefs at The Meydan Hotel will be served with hand-picked quality beverages.

Your first class entertainment for the evening live on stage with an amazing set will be Mercury music award winner Heather Small and her band and backing singers from M People with spectacular dancers from Diverse Choreography.

The evening wraps up with a further live performance from Dubai’s very own Maplejacks and a DJ until the early hours.

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We are delighted to announce that the headline act at this year’s event will be HEATHER SMALL (M PEOPLE)

After selling several million records, winning two Brit awards and the Mercury Music Prize, Heather Small is one of the most successful female recording artists of recent times.

As part of M People, hits such as 'Moving On Up', 'One Night In Heaven' and 'Search For A Hero' ensured massive worldwide success. The title track of Heather's 'Proud' album has been used as a soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympics and England's Rugby World Cup celebrations. We are delighted to welcome Heather to Dubai!

Continuing the party will be the MAPLEJACKS band a Dubai based quartet, consisting of internationally experienced players from the UK, New Zealand and Australia. The Maplejacks have earned a reputation as the Middle East's premier party band.

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Held under the patronage of H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, The Oil Barons Charity Ball is organised in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients charity the leading cancer specific society based in the UAE.

Money raised by the Oil Barons Charity Ball to date; $2.1 Million


Friends of Cancer Patients charity is a non-profit organization registered at the UAE Ministry of Social Affairs under the ministerial decree No. 427 for the year 2013. FoCP was founded in September 1999 under the directives and royal patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC and Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Charity. FoCP is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the long and arduous journey of cancer treatment irrespective of their nationality, gender, age, religion or ethnicity.

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