The Grand Gala

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
6 p.m. reception | 7 p.m. dinner
The Grand Gala

The Henry Hotel | Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126

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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) hosts its Grand Gala, themed Rajeen Ya Hawa: To Gather Again, at The Henry in Dearborn! Presented by the Friends of AANM, the Grand Gala celebrates AANM’s singular role as the first and only museum dedicated to telling the Arab American story.

This year, we are excited to welcome the National Arab Orchestra, featuring vocalists Usama Baalbaki and Nibal Malshi, as entertainment for the evening.

The Grand Gala is more than a fundraiser; it is a festive reunion of our resilient Arab American community and a celebration of strength and hope. Despite a range of challenges since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, AANM has continued to provide free and accessible online educational and cultural programming to keep the Arab American community engaged, connected and safe.

Please note, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, particularly the highly contagious Delta variant, AANM respectfully asks that all Gala attendees be fully vaccinated before attending the event. Please plan to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the event. Wearing face masks will be optional, though strongly encouraged.

As we carefully and intentionally approach normal once again, join us this year at the spectacular Henry Hotel in Dearborn for a rejuvenating evening of fine dining and entertainment. Celebrating our re-emergence into social gatherings, the Grand Gala salutes a thriving Dearborn and its vibrant Arab American community.

For more information, please contact MayAnn (Miyan) Sobh at msobh “at”

Thank you to our generous sponsors


           Mr. Gamal Abouali and Ms. Najet Hadriche



        Mr. and Mrs. Ghassan and Manal Saab



Beaumont Hospital, Taylor Medical Staff
Mr. and Mrs. Ahmad and Michelle Chebbani
Dr. and Mrs. Walid and Rasha Demashkieh
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Mary Ann Elhilow
Troy and Raghad Farah
Genesee Urgent Care
Henry Ford Health System
Huntington National Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie and Alissa Jallad
Dr. and Mrs. Ibrahim and Therese Jarjoura
Drs. Nabil Khoury and Mouna Haddad-Khoury
MA Engineering
McLaren Port Huron
MJ Diamonds by Michel and Hilda Ansara
Dr. and Mrs. Saed and Mona Sahouri
Drs. Wael and Oumaima Sakr
Mr. and Mrs. Samer and Amani Shihadeh


  • October 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm