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.


Local UIA Partner

ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi

website: http://www.adnec.ae/



ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi, part of ADNEC Group, is a multi-award winning venue offering organizers of exhibitions, conferences, and events outstanding facilities spread over a total space of 153,678 square meters. This includes versatile spaces suitable for medium to large scale conferences of up to 6,000 people, 13 exhibition halls, a stunning banqueting facility, in addition to ‘The Hive’, an award-winning innovative meeting space and engaging environment, as well as outdoor space which includes a grandstand and an impressive Marina, featuring the 10,000sqm Marina Hall.
Abu Dhabi is truly a one-of-a-kind destination, unlike anywhere else. The city is vibrant, modern and is known for being the safest city in the world. It’s ideally positioned so that half of the world’s population is within a five hour flight. Abu Dhabi’s year round sunshine along with its growing knowledge economy and numerous attractions are all enabling the city to emerge as a popular business hub and a favoured spot for tourists


Organizations based in United Arab Emirates

International Association of Hotel General Managers - Dubai
Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery - Dubai
Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences - Sharjah
Asian Paralympic Committee - Dubai
Regional Clean Sea Organization - Dubai
Arab Golf Federation - Dubai
Arab Chess Federation - Sharjah
Middle East Network Operators Group - Dubai
Middle East Medical Devices and Diagnostics Trade Association - Dubai
Arab Association of Urology - Dubai
Middle East Council of Shopping Centres - Dubai
Quali Middle East Association - Dubai
Advertising Business Group - Dubai
Arab Committee on Banking Supervision - Abu Dhabi
Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies' Governors - Abu Dhabi
Gulf Heart Association - Dubai
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture - Dubai
Council of Arab Ministers of Finance - Abu Dhabi
Date Palm Global Network - Al Ain
International Halal Accreditation Forum - Dubai
Global Biosaline Network - Dubai
Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research - Abu Dhabi
Gulf Research Centre - Dubai
Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation - Abu Dhabi
Arab Theatre Institute - Sharjah

View More profiles (58) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in United Arab Emirates

2028 International Symposium on Dental HygieneInternational Federation of Dental Hygienists - Dubai

2027 AIPPI World CongressInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - Dubai

2027 World CongressWorld Federation of the Deaf - Abu Dhabi

2027 International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM)International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials - Dubai

2027 MedInfo : World Congress on Medical and Health InformaticsInternational Medical Informatics Association - Dubai

2027 ConferenceWorld Association of Sign Language Interpreters - Dubai

2026 CongressFédération internationale du béton - Abu Dhabi

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

2025 CongressOrganisation Internationale des Scénographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre - Sharjah

2025 World Conservation CongressInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources - Abu Dhabi

2025 WaterEnergyNEXUS ConferenceWater Energy NEXUS International Conference - Abu Dhabi

2025 Geospatial Week MeetingInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Dubai

2025 Annual MeetingSugar Industry Technologists - Dubai

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of Women Police - Abu Dhabi

2025 General ConferenceInternational Council of Museums - Dubai

View More Future Events (19) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in United Arab Emirates

2024 International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - WorldLab – International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Dubai
2024 Annual Meeting – International Society for Gravitational Physiology - Dubai
2024 Annual Congress – Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology - Dubai
2024 Global Conference – Asian Venture Philanthropy Network - Abu Dhabi
2024 Meeting – International Association of Department Stores - Dubai
2024 Conference – Association of Language Travel Organizations - Dubai
2024 International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery – International Society for Glaucoma Surgery - Abu Dhabi
2024 Investment Migration Forum – Investment Migration Council - Dubai
2024 Intersolar/Electrical Energy Storage (ees) Middle East Conference – Middle East Solar Industry Association - Dubai
2024 Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS) – Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems - Ras al Khaimah
2024 Annual Meeting – World Freight Network - Dubai
2024 General Assembly and Congress – International Commission for Driver Testing - Dubai
2024 International Congress of Endocrinology – Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology - Dubai
2024 Biennial Congress – Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association - Dubai
2024 Ministerial Conference – World Trade Organization - Abu Dhabi

View More Past Events (2933) in The International Congress Calendar

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