Following the glittering awards ceremony hosted by comedian Chris Ramsay, the 500-strong audience of event professionals let their hair down.
In Pictures: C&IT Awards 2016, Part 1- the reception
In Pictures: C&IT Awards 2016 Part 2 - the ceremony
As well as a set by live band The Lionels, the audience hit the dancefloor and enjoyed a photo booth courtesy of Dubai Business Events.
The winners of the 20 awards celebrated their achievements, with many partying into the early hours.
Rapport was the big winner of the night, picking up four gongs including The Grand Prix for ONE Astellas Live, with Smyle, Avantgarde, and Zibrant among the other winners. See the full list of winners here.
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