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Welcome to the Murdoch Dubai affiliations page

Murdoch Dubai collaborates with a variety of organisations on a number of different projects covering a wide range of fields from charities to media companies and financial institutions. Below you can find listed some of our partners and the organisations we have collaborated with.

Please note this webpage is in process of being updated.

ABN Digital

ABN Digital

ABN Digital is a division of ABN Media Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan Africa Business Media Holdings (PABMH), the company which established CNBC Africa, the continent’s first and only pan-African real-time financial and business television network. ABN Digital aims to create an online platform for the business, markets and financial story of Africa.

On ABNDIGITAL.com users can access Top Business Stories from Africa, browse through video clips of in-studio interviews, crossings to market commentators throughout Africa as well as packaged business features from Cape Town to Nairobi, from Johannesburg to Lagos, from Abuja to Windhoek.

ABN is committed to creating an online environment that allows Africa access to its own financial news and information, which will assist in making informed decisions when it comes to businesses and investments on the continent.

As Africa begins taking centre stage in the expansion plans of developed nations, so too will ABN be ready to shine a spotlight on the world’s darkest continent.

View the ABN Digital website

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)


Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (“ADCB”), headquartered in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, is a diversified full service Bank active in all banking services that span corporate, retail and commercial banking as well as in the areas of treasury derivatives, infrastructure finance, private banking and wealth management. ADCB’s strong franchise is supported by a network of 172 ATMs across the UAE and 45 branches in the UAE as well as 2 branches in India.

ADCB considers its principal competitive strengths in the retail area include its strong market share and franchise reflecting its large and loyal customer base. In addition, ADCB is indirectly majority owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi.

In relation to investment banking, ADCB competes with local, regional and major international financial institutions. ADCB believes that its deep knowledge and understanding of what customers really want and need, will enable it to reach its goal of becoming one of the UAE’s most modern and service orientated Banks in the UAE.

ADCB’s recently launched campaign ‘Long Live Ambition’ is more than just a catchy slogan. It’s a celebration of the UAE and its people, and of the ways in which the Bank is different. The campaign neatly captures the essence of the country, but the trick is in ensuring that it is reflected not just in the Bank’s branding, but in its day-to-day operations too.

ADCB reflects ‘Long Live Ambition’ in the way that it deals with its customers. The Bank is putting this into practice in the products and services it offers too.

View the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) website

Angel Appeal

Angel Appeal

The Angel Appeal is a charitable organisation that brings help, support and much needed communication facilities to the seafarers aboard the ships in the Fujairah Anchorage. We do this by operating a seafarer’s support vessel called The Flying Angel. This anchorage is the second biggest in the world and at any one time there might be up to 3,000 seafarers, many of whom have been away from their families for many months. The Flying Angel brings internet and phone facilities, a book and DVD library, a shop and a welfare officer to listen to and solve problems. It is a ‘home away from home’ that helps those who bring us over 99% of everything we have here in the UAE.

View the Angel Appeal website

CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa was launched on the 1st June 2007 and offers a unique global perspective from an African platform. With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos and Abuja, CNBC Africa is dedicated to the African CEO and senior corporate executive, the African financial services industry and the African investor.

Presented by experienced anchors & journalists from across the continent, it is essential viewing for those who want to understand the business of Africa.

View the CNBC Africa website

Dubai Autism Center

Dubai Autism Center

Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) is a non-profit organization providing intervention programs to children with Autism. The center also provides information, support, advice and training to professionals and parents of children with Autism.

In addition to the intervention programs the center has an internationally acknowledged assessment and diagnosis unit. DAC also works toward facilitating a better community understanding of Autism by launching periodical, public and targeted, awareness campaigns.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the person’s verbal and non verbal communications as well as imaginative play and social skills. The incidence of Autism is increasing and research shows that 1 out of every 110 children is affected by ASD. At Dubai Autism Center alone, there is a 5 months waiting list for the assessment and diagnoses and 210 children on the waiting list for the school.

Global Institute Middle East FZ LLC

Global Institute Middle East FZ LLC

Global Institute Middle East FZ LLC (GIME) was founded in 2007 by Zafar Siddiqi and Rakesh Wahi. It is an Academic Infrastructure Provider (AIP), licensed by Tecom, providing the infrastructure and facilities to Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai.

The vision of GIME is to build a world class tertiary education business in the Middle East by providing quality Australian higher education closer to home.

Murdoch University, Perth, under a licensing agreement with GIME, is responsible for the academic IP and the delivery of courses at the Dubai campus.

Mashreq Bank


Mashreq is one of the largest banks in the UAE. Founded in 1967 as Bank of Oman, the bank has played a pioneering role in the industry, particularly in retail banking. Among its many firsts, it was the first to launch such products as travelers’ cheques, credit cards and ATMs.

Mashreq has received numerous international awards such as the Best Bank in the UAE in 2008 from Euro money and various awards particularly for quality management. It’s most recent acknowledgement was Best Consumer Internet Bank in Qatar 2009 & 2010, Best Consumer Internet Bank regionally by Global Finance Awards 2009 and Best Emerging Market Banks Middle East by Global Finance Awards 2010.

As a leading financial Institution in the UAE Mashreq aims to be world class in every facet of its business, including its social responsibility to the community it serves. Towards this goal the bank pays particular attention to recruiting, training, developing and retaining UAE National employees.

View the Mashreq Bank website

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is an internationally recognized organisation specializing in providing hiqh quality treatment and comprehensive services to individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADD/ADHD and other developmental and learning delays.

Our services include, but are not limited to: comprehensive developmental assessments; speech therapy; occupational therapy/sensory integration therapy; Applied Behaviour Analysis and other behavioural treatment interventions; social skill training, including social groups and Song & Dance groups with peer integration; inclusion support and school shadowing; parent and professional training workshops; community outreach and education; and internship placement training and services for students.

For more information about these services and our site locations, please contact us at: + 971 4 363 5433 or by email at dubai@steppingstonesca.com.

View the Stepping Stones website

Grand Stores


With distribution rights for world famous brands, Grand Stores strives to bring the best in the fields of photography and consumer electronics, perfumes and cosmetics, luggage, linen and household, dinnerware and gifts. 

Founded in 1981, with just 11 personnel and single store in Abu dhabi, Grand Stores has grown over the years and currently enjoys a multi-cultural employee strength of nearly 1000. The company boasts 33 themed retailed outlets across the UAE.

Grand Stores has been a regular partner for Murdoch University, Dubai’s Photography Competition. Their involvement in this initiative has been invaluable and has carved a path for a fruitful long term collaboration.

     View the Grand Stores Website

Dubai Dolphinarium


Dubai Dolphinarium is a 5000sq m modern marine mammal facility located in the lush Creek Park in the heart of Dubai. Inaugurated in May 2008, the Dolphinarium plays host to special educational programs for School Children and pre-schoolers. Children can expect to learn about marine life and marine conservation through interactive lessons and classes.  Dubai Dolphinarium also offers its visitors the unique opportunity to swim with dolphins and to have their photos taken with the magnificent mammals. 

     View Dubai Dolphinarium Website