The Dubai Association Centre is a gateway to the world’s fastest growing economies.

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Why choose Dubai as your
Future Regional Association Hub?

Why Choose Dubai

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.

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Meet the DAC Founders

Founder

H.E. Hamad Buamim
President & CEO,
Dubai Chambers

Founder

H.E. Helal Al Marri
Director General of the Dubai
Department of Tourism and
Commerce Marketing and the
Dubai World Trade Centre Authority

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.

Our Events

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.

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Community News & Updates

Key factors to consider while shortlisting event destinations for associations

We recently hosted an online event ‘Associations and the new world: Reinvention and the role of destinations’ where an expert panel discussed and shed light on how associations were working with destinations to complement their operations and focus on the purpose of their meetings. Prior to the event, Genevieve Leclerc, Co-Founder and CEO #MEET4IMPACT, spoke […]

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DAC Roundtable Discussions: Bringing the association community together

At Dubai Association Centre, we believe in getting the conversation started and providing a platform for all our registered associations with the opportunity to voice their concerns and share their success stories. Our quarterly roundtable discussions feature qualified speakers who are business leaders, government representatives and association experts who speak on initiatives that will transform […]

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Dubai Association Conference 2022 registration opens; global speakers lined up

• Flagship event of Dubai Association Conference to take place on 21 February 2022 at Dubai Exhibition Centre, within Expo 2020 Dubai site • Under patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council Registration for the next edition of the Dubai […]

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Why Join DAC?

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.

Khalid Ismail

Chairman, The Marketing Society Middle East

DAC allows associations to run their business in
a more stress-free 
environment

Senthil Gopinath

CEO, ICCA

They go beyond their call of duty to let associations know what's happening. We always leave enriched when we leave the DAC meetings.

Sanjay Duggal

Vice-President Business Development, Middle East and Africa Franchise Association