Dubai has a reputation for being a visionary city; a first-mover that shapes its own destiny. The spirit of possible and wise foresight of its leaders have been hallmarks of Dubai’s economic progress over the past decades. And what once was a tranquil coastal town has rapidly grown into a premier leisure and business tourism destination, as well as the innovative city it is today.
Dubai has emerged as a global hub for financial services, logistics, tourism, hospitality and trade, and is steadily developing in other sectors including healthcare, technology and clean energy. The emirate boasts a strong international reputation as a dynamic, stable and safe destination, offering state-of-the-art facilities, first-class infrastructure and a range of headline-grabbing attractions and experiences, many unmatched by any other city in the world. As Dubai matures in its role as a global knowledge hub, the city is cementing its position as a world-leading business events destination.
Certainly, Dubai has capitalised on its strategic geographic location as the gateway between the East and West and established itself as a rapidly growing global business hub that is home to more than 50 per cent of the Middle East’s business events, including many of the world’s largest in their sectors.