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Dubai’s strategic location between East and West makes it the perfect place for a meeting of global delegates. With a strong history and culture forged by its roots as an age-old trading entrepôt, Dubai today is a global knowledge and business hub from where one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic architecture, this visionary city has made it its mission to become ‘the world’s most visited city’.

Hamish Reid
Hamish Reid

Senior Manager UK & Europe

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Africa/Middle East
Country: United Arab Emirates
City: Dubai

Components

International Airports: 2
Currency: Dirham
Number of Hotels: 703
Number of Rooms: 111864

City Overview

Dubai’s strategic location between East and West makes it the perfect place for a meeting of global delegates. With a strong history and culture forged by its roots as an age-old trading entrepôt, Dubai today is a global knowledge and business hub from where one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic architecture, this visionary city has made it its mission to become ‘the world’s most visited city’.

CVB Overview

Dubai Business Events (DBE) is the official convention bureau responsible for promoting Dubai as host city for international meetings, conferences and incentive programmes. Its team of highly specialised professionals offers free, impartial advice to international business event organisers.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Dubai offers a host of educational and innovative experiences and was the first city in the Middle East to establish dedicated knowledge clusters that synergise and enhance their respective fields. These include Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai International Academic City. In line with the UAE Vision 2021, new centres of excellence are continually being developed.

Significant Convention Centres

With more than one million square feet of multi-purpose space, Dubai World Trade Centre hosts more than 500 events across international trade fairs, mega consumer shows and prestigious conventions - and welcomes​ more than 3 million visitors from 160 global markets every year. Whether it’s a large scale conference attracting thousands or a private event for a more exclusive gathering, our flexible space and adaptable attitude makes successful event planning a guarantee. ​

Protocol

Easy visa on arrival is offered to citizens from 58 countries, including all European countries, USA, Canada, China, Australia and Russia.

Access

Airports: Dubai International Airport (4.6km) and Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport (37km); Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic and home to 150 airlines serving over 280 destinations. Subway: Dubai Metro. Bus: Dubai Bus. Taxi: Dubai Taxi. Tram: Dubai Tram.

Accommodation

107 hotels ***** 36,660 rooms / 139 hotels **** 28,317 rooms / 261 hotels 1-3 *** 22,416 rooms / 196 hotel apartments

Attractions

Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Etihad Museum, Dubai Creek, The Walk and The Beach at JBR, Kite Beach, The Desert, Al Fahidi Historical District, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Opera, IMG World of Adventure, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai Frame

DMC's/PCO's

24 Degrees, Alpha Tours, Arabian Adventures, Connect World, Desert Gate, Gulf Circle Tours, Extra Mile Events, MCI, Travco, Gulf Dunes, Meeting Minds Experts and Congress Solution International.

Risk Assessment

The United Arab Emirates is rated as the world's second safest country according to the World Economic Forum while Interpol has rated Dubai as one of the safest cities in the world.

Knowledge Hubs

Banking/Finance/Insurance
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Retail
Technology
Transport & Communication