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Dubai as a thriving association hub

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 why Dubai has been termed an ideal hub for businesses and hosting international events year after year.

Dubai’s geographic location and the city’s remarkable technological advancements have helped facilitate inter-regional connectivity and global business partnerships. A diversified economy and business-friendly policies also further Dubai’s reputation as being a solid business hub.

Therefore, it is no surprise that the global association community also looks to Dubai as a viable destination, whether it is to set up a new chapter or host an event. We recently had a chance to speak with association leaders from across the globe who pointed out why Dubai is a key location within the association community. Below are a few excerpts from that conversation.

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 

Senthil Gopinath


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