We are incredibly grateful to our partners across the Middle East and beyond for their amazing support. Their contributions range from major multi-year cash grants to vital gifts in kind and awareness raising activities. Everyone listed on this page shares our long-term commitment to ending avoidable blindness throughout the world.

Official Airline and Airport Partner

Qatar Airways Group

Since 2012, the Qatar Airways Group has been supporting Orbis and raising awareness in many ways. Qatar Airways has been voted the World’s Best Airline for the seventh time at the 2022 World Airline Awards.

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Corporate Supporters

Rotana hotels

Rotana hotels & resorts have been Orbis’s hospitality partner in the Middle East region since September 2012.

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Qatar British Business Forum

Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF) was established in 1992 as a platform for business people to meet on a regular basis. The 400 members represent a broad range of business disciplines, all of whom have links with companies in the United Kingdom.

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The Creative Union

The Creative Union is a Qatar-based creative studio specialised in branding and design.

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Clyde & Co

Since 2013, as part of Clyde & Co global corporate responsibility programme, the team has donated money, time and above all their incredible expertise to support the work of Orbis.

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Notice Films

Since 2017, Notice films have been working with Orbis in the Middle East as our preferred videography and photography supplier. For several years they have been providing top quality work for a reduced price, enabling us raise awareness about our work.

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Lulu Hypermarket

Since 2016, Lulu Hypermarket has led various activities in Doha, to raise awareness of avoidable blindness and the work of Orbis.

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Dubai Airports

In March 2016, Dubai Airports’ Human Resources, Employee Wellbeing Department, launched an initiative called “Your Sight, Our Happiness”. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, the campaign raised funds through the UAE Red Crescent for Orbis.

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Schools and Universities

Doha English Speaking School

Since 2016, the children and teachers from Doha English Speaking School (DESS) have been raising awareness and vital funds to help our fight against avoidable blindness.

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Doha College

Over the years, Doha College has raised awareness and funds to help our fight against avoidable blindness.

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Global Community

The World Innovation Summit for Health

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is an initiative of the Qatar Foundation. The summit gathers thousands of healthcare experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers from around the world – providing an opportunity for global collaboration and innovation on some of healthcare’s most pressing concerns.

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The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Our amazing aircraft has been a beacon of hope since it's first programme to Panama in 1982. For almost 40 years, this unique teaching facility has supported our medical volunteers to strengthen eye care teams around the world. This has all been made possible thanks to our partners, learn more about them below...


For more than 30 years, FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping Orbis achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind.

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Fondation L’Occitane

With a long history of corporate social responsibility,Fondation L'OCCITANE is committed to fighting avoidable blindness around the world.

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OMEGA announced its Global Corporate Partnership with Orbis in January 2011.

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AAAASFI’s accreditation programs standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care.

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Alcon Foundation

​The Alcon – Orbis relationship began in 1979, three years before Orbis’s first Flying Eye Hospital program. Over the last three decades, Alcon has donated state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies for the Flying Eye Hospital and its partner hospitals around the world.

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Collins Aerospace

As part of its continued commitment to helping others access advanced technology, Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. is making a $1 million three-year contribution to Orbis to establish the world’s first Mobile Simulation Center outfitted for an aircraft.

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To find out how you can become a corporate partner, please contact Florence Branchu, Director of Orbis in the Middle East.

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