Dubai ranks 10th in global MICE destinations list

Dubai ranks 10th in global MICE destinations list

Dubai now ranks 10th in the list of destinations with the biggest number of events held in a year. According to the latest International Meetings Statistics report of the Union of International Associations (UIA), the emirate moved up four spots from its previous rank of 14 in 2015, with a total of 180 meetings taking place last year.

“It is once again clear that Dubai is now not only the regional leader in the sector, but also a major destination on the global stage for business events. We will continue to strengthen our business events offering, and strive toward transforming Dubai into a global knowledge hub,” Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing CEO IssamKazim said in a report published by the local industry paper TravTalk.

In a larger perspective, Dubai’s tourism number continues to get stronger in the run-up to the much-awaited Expo 2020.

Recent figures from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing have shown a 10.6 percent increase in tourism volumes in the first of half of 2017, bringing over 8 million overnight visitors to the destination.

Almost all of Dubai’s top 20 inbound visitor markets saw positive year-on-year performances during this period, with India, Saudi Arabia and the UK still being the top three sources.