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 Association of Hotel General Managers - Dubai
International Biennial Association - Sharjah
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
Asian Chess Federation - Al Ain
Middle East Network Operators Group - Dubai
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
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
Fiber Connect Council MENA - Fujairah
Council of Arab Ministers of Finance - Abu Dhabi

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

Future Events in United Arab Emirates

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

2025 Annual MeetingSugar Industry Technologists - Dubai

2025 World CongressInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property - Dubai

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of Women Police - Abu Dhabi

2024 Biennial CongressInternational Society for Peritoneal Dialysis - Dubai

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

2024 International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - WorldLabInternational Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Dubai

2024 Annual CongressAsian Pacific Society of Cardiology - Dubai

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union - Dubai

2023 SymposiumInternational Society of Dermatopathology - Dubai

2023 World Ports ConferenceInternational Association of Ports and Harbors - Abu Dhabi

2023 Annual ConferenceWorld Cement Association - Dubai

2023 World CongressWorld Federation of Direct Selling Associations - Dubai

2023 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives - Abu Dhabi

2023 International Nursing Research CongressSigma Theta Tau International - Abu Dhabi

View More Future Events (7) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in United Arab Emirates

2023 Dubai IP Congress – International Intellectual Property Law Association - Dubai
2023 ENT World Congress – International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies - Dubai
2023 UAA Congress – Urological Association of Asia - Dubai
2022 Arab Water Reuse Convention – Arab Water Council - Dubai
2022 World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG 2022) – World Gastroenterology Organisation - Dubai
2022 Conference (INAC) – International Neonatology Association - Dubai
2022 Global Conference in the Middle East – Financial Management Association International - Dubai
2022 World Hospital Congress – International Hospital Federation - Dubai
2022 Arabia Conference – STEP - Abu Dhabi
2022 Annual Conference – Gulf Intervention Society - Dubai
2022 World Congress – International Wheelchair Basketball Federation - Dubai
2022 International Conference – Bureau of Middle East Recycling - Dubai
2022 Development Symposium – World Sailing - Abu Dhabi
2022 World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry – International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry - Abu Dhabi
2022 IATA Safety Conference – International Air Transport Association - Dubai

View More Past Events (2574) in The International Congress Calendar

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