Global civil society activity in United Arab Emirates

Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

United Arab Emirates is ranked #34 over a 20 year period,
with 1724 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

United Arab Emirates is ranked #21 in 2021, with 74 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Dubai Business Events

website: http://www.dubaibusinessevents.ae


Dubai is a vibrant and diverse destination with remarkable affordable hospitality and a range of attractions, activities and offers which are ideal for business events. Located perfectly between East and West, Dubai is the gateway to emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As it stands, one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight.

Easy access, modern infrastructure and an unrivalled service level makes planning business events in Dubai an easy task. The city has more than 89,000 hotel rooms, two international airports, plenty of meeting venues, top restaurants and world-class entertainment year round.

Dubai Business Events – the Official Convention Bureau offers neutral, high-quality advice and assistance completely free of charge. In addition, Dubai Business Events can provide support to ensure the success of business event held in Dubai.


Local UIA Partner

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau

website: http://abudhabi-cb.ae/en/default.aspx



The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau provides a programme that is beneficial to the event organiser, strengthens business relationships within the community, stimulates business for local suppliers and enhances the experience of the event attendees.

Advantage Abu Dhabi is an initiative which acts as a catalyst to enhance social and economic development through hosting of innovative and viable business events aligned to the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision.

Advantage Abu Dhabi is an incentive initiative aimed at increasing the overall value proposition of the destination and provides an array of support throughout the event planning cycle.

The Advantage Abu Dhabi programme provides a unique opportunity for event organisers to gain destination driven value by providing bespoke destination support.

The Bureau evaluates Advantage Abu Dhabi applications for new business opportunities based upon the event’s:

  • Alignment to the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision
  • Economic, social, and cultural impacts
  • Specific objectives
  • Historical records
  • Related industry specific network and support
  • Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


Local UIA Partner

Dubai Business Events

website: https://www.visitdubai.com


Dubai is a vibrant and diverse destination with remarkable affordable hospitality and a range of attractions, activities and offers which are ideal for business events. Located perfectly between East and West, Dubai is the gateway to emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As it stands, one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight.

Easy access, modern infrastructure and an unrivalled service level makes planning business events in Dubai an easy task. The city has more than 89,000 hotel rooms, two international airports, plenty of meeting venues, top restaurants and world-class entertainment year round.

Dubai Business Events – the Official Convention Bureau offers neutral, high-quality advice and assistance completely free of charge. In addition, Dubai Business Events can provide support to ensure the success of business event held in Dubai.


Organizations based in United Arab Emirates

International Cricket Council - Dubai
International Association of Airline Internal Auditors - Dubai
International Association of Hotel General Managers - Dubai
World Free Zones Organization - Dubai
International Biennial Association - Sharjah
Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery - Dubai
Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences - Sharjah
Arabian Society for Human Resource Management - Dubai
Asian Paralympic Committee - Dubai
Regional Clean Sea Organization - Dubai
Arab Golf Federation - Dubai
Arab Chess Federation - Sharjah
Arab Cycling Federation - Sharjah
Middle East Publishers' Association - Dubai
Asian Chess Federation - Al Ain
Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association - Dubai
Middle East Network Operators Group - Dubai
Middle East Investor Relations Association - Dubai
Gulf Comparative Education Society - Ra's al Khaymah
Middle East Medical Devices and Diagnostics Trade Association - Dubai
Middle East Molecular Biology Society - Dubai
Union of Arab Securities Authorities - Dubai
Arab Association of Urology - Dubai
Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes - Dubai
GCC Board Directors Institute - Dubai

View More profiles (56) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in United Arab Emirates

2025 Asian Conference on Emergency MedicineAsian Society for Emergency Medicine - Dubai

2025 CongressInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - Dubai

2025 Annual MeetingSugar Industry Technologists - Dubai

2024 Biennial CongressInternational Society for Peritoneal Dialysis - Dubai

2024 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and ServicesITS Asia-PacificERTICO ITS Europe

2024 Annual CongressAsian Pacific Society of Cardiology - Dubai

2023 SymposiumInternational Society of Dermatopathology - Dubai

2023 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Abu Dhabi

2023 World Physiotherapy CongressWorld Confederation for Physical TherapyInternational Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics

2023 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of University Libraries - Dubai

2023 Conference and Annual MeetingInter-Pacific Bar Association - Dubai

2023 SPACEOPS - International Conference on Space OperationsInternational Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations - Dubai

2023 Dubai IP CongressInternational Intellectual Property Law Association - Dubai

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union - Dubai

2023 UAA CongressUrological Association of Asia - Dubai

View More Future Events (12) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in United Arab Emirates

2022 Middle East and North Africa Regional Meeting – Association of Academic Health Centers International - Dubai
2022 ACT Middle East Treasury Summit – Association of Corporate Treasurers - Dubai
2022 International Arab Neonatal Care Conference – Arab Neonatal Care Group - Dubai
2022 World ROP Congress – World ROP Congress - Dubai
2022 Biennial Congress – World Association of Chefs Societies - Abu Dhabi
2022 GPCA Supply Chain Conference – Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association - Dubai
2022 World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress – International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation - Dubai
2022 Annual Convention – Global Pulse Confederation - Dubai
2022 International World Veterinary Congress – World Veterinary Association - Abu Dhabi
2022 Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Shaping the Future – International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions - Dubai
2022 TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition – TESOL Arabia - Dubai
2022 Spring Meeting – International Association of Horticultural Producers - Dubai
2022 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE Meeting – International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness - Dubai
2022 Congress – World Union of Wound Healing Societies - Abu Dhabi
2022 Scientific Meeting – Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society - Dubai

View More Past Events (2546) in The International Congress Calendar

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