Top 10 Reasons to choose Dubai as your M.I.C.E Hub
1. A GLOBAL HUB
Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai’s Airlines connect the city more than 200 destinations.
2. A VAST CHOICE OF HOTELS
Dubai was home to 603 hotel establishments in H1 2013 – 16 more than at the end of June 2012 – and a total of 81,492 hotel rooms with recent openings including the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, The Oberoi, Dubai and JA Ocean View Hotel.
3. NUMEROUS CONVENTION VENUE OPTIONS
There’s no shortage of meetings and convention spaces. Dubai International Convention and Exhibition centre (DICEC) has more than 90,000 square metres of exhibition and meeting space, while four other hotel properties can accommodate conferences for up to 2,000 delegates
4. STRONG INFRASTRUCTURE
Taxis are a popular and inexpensive form of transport around the city. Also, Dubai Metro links Dubai International Airport to major business centres, hotels, DICEC and shopping malls from US$0.60 to US$2.00 (AED2.20 to AED7.35) per trip
5. DUBAI BID ALLIANCE
The Dubai Bid Alliance is a working group within the Dubai convention Bureau and a division of the department of Tourism and commerce Marketing (DTCM). It provides congress organisers with a unique bid package of incentives, specific discounts, pre-negotiated rates and harmonised terms and conditions from Dubai stakeholders – smoothing the process of organising events.
6. CULTURAL SITES WITH A DIFFERENCE
Visitors to Dubai can enjoy thrilling activities in the desert and on the Arabian Gulf, while heritage and cultural sites transport visitors back Arabia’s traditional roots.
7. SHOPPERS’ PARADISE
Delegates can choose from charming traditional souks or bazaars for gold, spices and textiles or glide through vast modern shopping malls.
8. 365 DAYS OF SUN
With year-round sunshine, pristine beaches and turquoise waters, all visitors have something to smile about.
9. TASTE EXTRAVAGANZA
Dubai offers a mix of flavous from around the world, from Arabic to Japanese and sophisticated cuisines created by award-winning chefs.
10. SAFETY AND HEALTH SERVICES
Rated by Interpol as one of the safest cities in the world, Dubai offers an almost crime-free environment. Congress delegates also have access to state-of-the-art health and medical facilities – improtant to know when you’re away from home.