As the Dubai Expo crosses the 12 million mark in early February before
it closes 31 March, the emirate has confirmed more events leading into
2025, which are expected to bring in some 70,000 expected global
Business Events (DBE) indicated 120 events secured from 2021 into the
next four years, which the city’s official convention bureau said comes
on the back of strong public-private collaboration.
Amid the pandemic, Dubai reopened to tourism in July 2020, and
October for international events — including the Ai Everything x Restart
Dubai Summer Conference, and Arabian Travel Market.
Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department
of Economy and Tourism said, "The experience of the past two years has
only served to underline the importance of in-person business events and
what they can offer to organisers, participants, sponsors, exhibitors
and their wider networks.
"We therefore continue to explore all opportunities to host business
events in Dubai and work with stakeholders in the city to provide
meeting planners a safe, impactful platform for knowledge sharing,
networking and creating lasting legacies.”
Some of the major in-person meets in 2021 with international
delegates in attendance include the ACI Financial Markets World Congress
2021 (500 pax), World LPG Forum (1,000 pax), Congress of the Société
Internationale d'Urologie (1,500 pax), Africa Oil Week (1,800 pax), and
International Astronautical Congress (3,000 pax) among others.
Incentive groups are also part of the numbers, coming mostly from Europe and Latin America.