Arabian Nights is considered one of the most glamorous and important gatherings for networking with the Arab world and the global elite each Davos. Offering valuable insights into global culture, business and socio-economic opportunities, the gala is co-hosted by special guests and a select group of sponsors that guarantee an evening of high-point entertainment and high-quality engagement.

“... the most diverse, large crowd Playbook has seen at seven WEFs.”

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Heads of states, vice-Presidents, ex-presidents, ministers, dignitaries, academics, advisors, members of Royal families, international celebrities and global business leaders & investors have joined the gala and its mission to foster relations, partnerships and understanding among nations – with a special focus on the Arab world.

“Among the guests one could spot Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (Princess Märtha Louise Fund), Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (Professors without Borders), Princess Tatiana of Demark & Greece, Princess Nilüfer, today’sTurkey (Princess Nilüfer Association) and Álvaro de Marichalar...while actor Steven Seagal was the guest of honour.”

Netty Leistra, Groningen, The Netherlands. Royalty-watcher since 1980

Arabian Nights was launched to an ultra-exclusive guest list in January of 2017 and quickly became ‘the’ event of the week. Each year, our guest list has grown to include a regular following of FORTUNE 500 Chairs and CEOs as well as a rapidly expanding interest from international influencers and global leaders.

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Launched in 1992 in Riyadh, HIA is the #1 women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine in the Gulf region with more than 60 million global views and 6 million unique visitors and subscribers.

White badge participants: 84%
Founders, Chairs & CEOs: 79%
Royal Families / Global Dignitaries: 24%
Other C-Suite Executives: 12%
Academics or publishing: 14%
Others: 1%

Age group: 45-75: 83%
 Age group: 30-44: 10%
 Age group under 30: 7%

Dress code: Formal or Cocktail
RSVPs limited to 300 | Strictly by invitation

Each January, more than 3000 of the world’s most influential and important personalities from politics, business, academics and the global investment community make their way to Davos – many exclusively to attend our events.

As one of the most anticipated events each Davos, Arabian Nights has become part of the January landscape

The 4th annual Arabian Gala Reception will be held at the Schatzalp Hotel Ballroom inside the Schatzalp Hotel – a Swiss Historic Hotel and premier choice for high-ranking government officials and the Davos top-echelon each January.

The 1900s Schatzalp Ballroom is reached by the hotel funicular and offers some of the most stunning views of Davos from above.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Bapco Chalet - Davos

Thursday, January 25, 2018  Hotel Seehof Chalet - Davos

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Rixos Fluela Hotel - Davos

Guest of Honor:

His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Honorary Chair Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) Kingdom of Bahrain

Guest of Honor:

Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bahwan Chair Bahwan Cybertek Sultanate of Oman

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Shatzalp Ballroom

By invitation only

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