Enterprise Dubai: When enterprising Parsis meet in Dubai
Staff Reporter / 21 December 2014
Professionals, youth, families from Zoroastrian community come together at ‘Enterprise Dubai’.
Mirza Al Sayegh lighting the traditional lamp to mark the opening of the Enterprise Dubai conference on Friday. He is flanked by (from left) Byram Jeejeebhoy, businessman; Fali Major, former Air Chief Marshal of India; Lord Karan Bilimoria and Colm McLoughlin. — KT photos by Mukesh Kamal
Nowhere else over the weekend in the UAE would there have been such a large gathering of ladies wearing Parsi style garas — traditional saris adorned with hand embroidery — than at the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
A two-day event called ‘Enterprise Dubai’, brain child of organiser Meher Bhesania, took place and featured Parsi business folk, lawyers and entrepreneurs, among others. The event intended to bring together professionals, youth and families from the Zoroastrian community offered a chance to network and for visitors to explore business opportunities in Dubai.
Day one began with a keynote address delivered by Mirza Al Sayegh, Director, Office of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed binRashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.