The Dalhousie International Students Association is hosting its tenth annual International Night Saturday and for the first time, they're holding the event at the World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax.

DISA president Amr ElKhashab, says the reason they've switched from holding the event at the Dalhousie Student Union Building to the centre was to mark the ten-year anniversary.

"We wanted to make it special this time," ElKhashab said.

The theme for this year's international night is "An Evening Around the World." 

'A lot of fun'

ElKhashab says all the cultural societies on campus are involved in the 400-ticket gala that includes dinner and a show. 

"We have performances from all societies and cultures on campus. Latin America, Nigeria, China, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia," he said.

ElKhashab remembers his first time attending culture night in 2013.

"It was a lot of fun. I remember I was dancing a lot. I remember everyone was happy. It was amazing. It still is amazing. That's why everyone waits for it every year. Even the university staff," he said.

When ElKhashab spoke to CBC, he said there were nine tickets left. He expects the event will sell out.

International Night

Attendees are encouraged to dress in traditional clothes for the gala. (Submitted by DISA)