International clients come from across the globe to experience the excitement of Dubai. The engaging dynamism, ultra-modern architecture and sophisticated infrastructure provide a pulse to the city that adds immeasurably to the success of any event held here.
Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Dubai has long played a crucial role in facilitating trade in and around the region and is now a focal point of the international business world. With easy access from the world’s leading business centres including London, Shanghai, Mumbai and Hong Kong – Dubai remains the place where business begins.
The most populous and second largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is recognized internationally as the vibrant heart of the Middle East. Located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf, its position at the confluence of three continents makes it a natural networking hub. With barely 6% of its economic output generated by oil, Dubai has been wisely investing in a future distinctly different from its neighbours in the Gulf Cooperative Council, replacing hydrocarbons with services and expanding to become the commercial hub of the region.
The official language is Arabic, but given the large expatriate population, English is commonly used in business communication. Over 150 nationalities have made this city their melting pot, and in 2008 the census count reached 2.3 million with nearly 80% foreign nationals. Art, culture and lifestyle are amply complemented by ultra modern urban infrastructure, engineering marvels and some of the most acclaimed architectural icons.
The traditional Arabic hospitality and ethnic culture have amalgamated the best of international influences to offer a unique diversity that is distinctive of Dubai.