Fees and Benefits 



FEES: 1st year free after attending a GCC BDI Director Development Program workshop (open or tailored in-house workshop)

USD 750 per annum as from year 2

Please note that effective 1 January 2018 5% VAT will be applied to all membership fees.



  • Alumni Members are entitled to use the designation AL.GCCBDI after their names on their business cards and be recognized as a member of a professional institute of board directors
  • Priority booking and reduced rates (up to 10%) on all our open enrolment workshops
  • Continuing Professional Development Points for all workshops attended
  • Access to the Global Network of Directors Institutes Passport providing you with more director information and the ability to network with directors from other institutes around the world
  • Free Information and Guidance Services
  • 7.5% Discounts on D & O Insurance
  • Up to 40% discounts on director and executive coaching sessions
  • Free listing on our Directors Register for Independent Directors when companies are searching for independent directors on their boards
  • Reduced subscription for Proxy Watch Arabia weekly newsletter 
  • Invitations to GCC BDI events including our Alumni Networking Dinners
  • Access to the Members Only area on our new website including a Members Directory and a Directors Documentation Centre
  • Our quarterly Al Majlis Newsletter
  • Receiving and participating in GCC BDI’s surveys, reports and research
  • GCC BDI Membership Card which will give you special rates as follows:
    • Special rates at the Ritz Carlton Dubai – DIFC
    • 20% discounts (Suite) at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, KSA 
    • 25% discounts on the joining fee for membership of the Captain’s Club Dubai and Bahrain
    • 10% discounts on cruises and ad hoc travel specials
    • 10% discounts on Spa Treatments when pre-booked at the Burg Al Arab. Also a complimentary 60 minute massage and a 60 minute personal training session when purchasing an annual Fitness Membership Plan


These benefits alone are worth more than USD 1,500 and we will continue to add more benefits to the GCC BDI Membership Program as we go along.