SSIO delegates from seven Middle East countries of Zone 9B came together in Dubai from 3rd–4th April 2015 for a Pre-World Conference. Sri G.B. Choithram Jethwani, Chair of Zone 9B, narrated how the Sathya Sai Centre of Dubai was established a few decades ago. Then, in an inaugural address, Dr. Narendranath Reddy related his experiences of attending Pre-World conferences in different parts of the world, and Mr. Leonardo Gutter gave an inspiring talk on practising divine love. Group discussions and panel discussions were also organised, to respond to questions from the audience. Sathya Sai children presented an enchanting drama on the life and teachings of Adi Sankara, and the youth staged a play on Arabic customs, titled “The Joy of Sadqah” (charitable giving). On the second day of the conference, the audience viewed a beautiful and moving video on providing loving service to the underprivileged, and the youth staged an uplifting musical drama about the love of Hanuman for Lord Rama. The conference served to strengthen the common thread of love amongst SSIO members.