Dubai has a track-record of successfully hosting world-class business events, thanks in part to the spirit of cooperation which exists between the government, industry and local communities.
Dubai is seeing a surge in demand from international associations that are keen to expand their reach in the Middle East and beyond. Evidence of this trend can be seen in the number of associations licensed by the Dubai Association Centre (DAC), which continues to rise steadily every year.
Since DAC was jointly launched in 2014 by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, and the Dubai World Trade Centre, it has succeeded in consolidating Dubai’s position as a regional centre for associations.
Our Centre is dedicated to supporting and protecting the interests of regional and global associations that operate in Dubai. We are also strongly committed to ensuring that associations in the emirate have all the support they need to setup, thrive and grow, as there is huge potential for associations to make great contributions to the UAE’s economy and vision, especially in the areas of research, education, knowledge sharing and the development of future industries.
Following the success of the first Dubai Association Conference in December 2017, we are capitalising on a growing interest in Dubai among associations by stepping up our efforts to promote DAC on a the regional and international level.
We are also working closely with our licensed associations and strategic partners to build and grow the association community into a regional hub that associations can leverage to expand their global reach.
The Dubai Association Center organizes and participates in events globally with the aim of sharing knowledge, building relationships and promoting the Centre to an audience of international associations.
21 Feb 2022
History may well remember the 21st century as a time that witnessed unimaginable loss and economic turbulence, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you were to carefully analyze and ponder upon how the world has changed owing to the pandemic in the last 2-3 years, it could also be interpreted as the world’s most […]Read more >>
From glamourous skyscrapers to its rugged mountains and pristine coastline; These are among the few reasons that the city of Dubai is looked upon as an incredible destination. But take a minute to look beyond the iconic buildings and natural beauty (and look beyond the superlatives of “world’s largest” and “world’s biggest”). You will learn […]Read more >>
Overview The third edition of the Dubai Association Conference was successfully organised on 21 February 2022 in the brand-new Dubai Exhibition Centre located on the Expo 2020 Dubai site. A total of 172 registered attendees from 14 countries, including 25 hosted association leaders from outside the Gulf region, attended an intensive full-day education programme on […]Read more >>
They facilitated us to grow in an exponential way. Our hub in Dubai is the biggest worldwide because of the support we are having with DAC.
Chairman, The Marketing Society Middle East
DAC allows associations to run their business in
a more stress-free environment
They go beyond their call of duty to let associations know what's happening. We always leave enriched when we leave the DAC meetings.
Vice-President Business Development, Middle East and Africa Franchise Association