Dubai – your next conference destination
As the most highly populated of the United Arab Emirates, it is no wonder Dubai has developed into a global city and thus a business hub of the Middle East. Known for its luxury shopping, year round sunshine and spectacular and ultramodern architecture, hotels and venues, Dubai is an outstanding destination for your meetings and incentive travel trips. In the 2014 International Congress and Convention Associations rankings Dubai was ranked 44th worldwide and 12th in the Asia Pacific and Middle East Region. It may well rank higher leading up to and beyond the World Expo which it is due to host in 2020 further promoting the destination.
Flying into Dubai is simple from most countries with direct access from over 260 destinations worldwide. Dubai has two main airports, Dubai International Airport which serves 125 airlines and operates over 7,000 weekly flights and the Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport which was converted in 2013 to a passenger airport and currently increasing its number of runways. Emirates, the official airline of Dubai, also has an extensive air fleet flying daily to 140 destinations.
Delegates will be spoilt for choice in Dubai when it comes to activities. Tours of theatres, artistic retreats and galleries are available as well as indulging in sky diving, hot air ballooning, desert safaris, speedboat trips, indoor skiing or snowboarding, shopping in the Dubai Mall. You can also visit the Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo or take a sea plane or helicopter trip over the city.
Why not have spoil yourself by having afternoon tea at the Burj al Arab, view camel racing or camel polo or brave the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa building, the world’s tallest building standing at just under 830m tall and see the entire city of Dubai from amongst the clouds.
Dubai is a fantastic destination for adding a few extra elements to your conference itinerary or for an entire incentive trip due to its vast array of activities and attractions on offer.
Organising a conference or event can be daunting especially in another country. DeSouza Associates would be more than happy to help you arrange your next conference in Dubai or any other destination in the world. We offer a free worldwide venue finding service.
We can do the hard work for you, enquire with venues, speak to our partners on the ground regarding activities and external event venues for your outside Dinners. No destination is too far for us with our worldwide venue finding service so why not give us a try and send us your event enquiry and leave the rest to us ! Contact us here to find out more.