Team FENFURO participated in the World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, on 4-8 December 2011. It was a global meeting, more than 15000 delegates represented, more than 200 member associations that compose the International Diabetes Federation. It brings international perspectives on diabetes policy, practice and scientific research to the Gulf region. It was organized by ‘The International Diabetes Federation’ associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations, The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan America Health Organization (PAHO). The International Diabetes Federation aims to consolidate the direction of previous congresses and push boundaries to enhance the lives of people with diabetes. The Programme Committee created a wide-ranged programme covering all aspects of the diabetes field. The five programme streams for the congress were: Clinical and Basic Science, Education and Integrated Care, Global Challenges in Health, Health Systems and Epidemiology, and Life.