Dubai says ‘Marhaba’ MICE

The city's am­bi­tious vi­sion and world-class mar­ket fun­da­men­tals cre­ate a dis­tinct ad­van­tage for host­ing meet­ings here

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Dubai is home to sig­nif­i­cant in­dus­try clus­ters within health­care, ed­u­ca­tion, tech­nol­ogy, trans­port, clean en­ergy, wa­ter and space that can pro­vide sup­port, knowl­edge, and ex­per­tise to in­ter­na­tional busi­ness events.

AIR CON­NEC­TIV­ITY: THE USP FOR DUBAI MICE

In ad­di­tion to the ro­bust in­dus­tries based in Dubai, the city is also uniquely po­si­tioned close to In­dia. Dubai is merely a short 3-4 hour flight from In­dia. All ma­jor In­dian air­lines that cater to in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions ar­rive in Dubai, in­clud­ing In­dian Air­lines and Jet Air­ways. In ad­di­tion to these, Dubai-based Emi­rates and fly­dubai also fly out from all the ma­jor hub air­ports across In­dia. There are about 500 weekly flights from In­dia to Dubai. The city's great con­nec­tiv­ity is cen­tred on its two in­ter­na­tional air­ports: the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port and the Dubai World Cen­tral. Dubai In­ter­na­tional air­port has a di­rect con­nec­tiv­ity with over 240 des­ti­na­tions. The gov­ern­ment's open skies pol­icy has made it pos­si­ble for more than 140 air­lines from around the world to bring vis­i­tors into Dubai. Emi­rates Air­lines of­fers a spe­cial sup­port pro­gramme for organisers of meet­ings, con­fer­ences and in­cen­tives that pro­vides bonus dis­counts on air­fares as well as other ben­e­fits, in­clud­ing one point of con­tact.

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT GA­LORE

Dubai is con­tin­u­ously launch­ing ex­cit­ing new at­trac­tions to cater to the grow­ing ap­petite for leisure, which con­se­quently means meet­ing plan­ners have a wider va­ri­ety of op­tions to choose from. Vis­i­tors can ex­plore the vast

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