The Dubai Association Centre is a gateway to the world’s fastest growing economies — offering an ideal setting for global associations to expand within industries across the Middle East and beyond.
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The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has been established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Department for Tourism and Commerce Marketing and the Dubai World Trade Centre to offer assistance for the establishment of non-for-profit, apolitical and nonreligious professional associations and trade bodies in Dubai.
Today, more than 65 regional and international associations are licensed by DAC and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the licensing authority for the Dubai Association Centre.
Once all the necessary documents have been submitted to Dubai Chamber, the licensing process will take an estimated 6 – 8 weeks but please note that this may take longer should any additional information be requested.
Once your association has been successfully registered under DAC, Dubai Chamber is pleased to offer you the below additional benefits and services:
For further information on the above services please contact:
Rami Muhanna at Dubai Chamber Tel : +971 4 202 8211 or Email: email@example.com
The Offices at One Central provide a prime commercial environment with premium features, including high-quality finishes, generous parking bays, high-speed lifts and ground-floor retail and F&B.
As part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex, One Central is just a short walk from Dubai Metro and enjoys an ideal position in the pulsating Central Business District. The development’s carefully designed access roads ensure a swift connection to major arteries like Sheikh Zayed Road. One Central is also home to a 588- room Ibis Hotel and a growing collection of restaurants and cafés, including a 25hours Hotel currently under construction. The Dubai Association Centre is located on Level 2 of The Offices 2.
The services offered within the serviced office packages are:
Visas and HR Services if required*
Other services that Dubai Association Centre can provide are:
For further information on the serviced office packages and rates, please contact:
Fatima Ezzahra Mounzih, Manager – Conference & Association SalesTel: +97143086714 or Email: Fatima.Mounzih@dwtc.com
Dubai Business Events is the official convention bureau for Dubai. As a division of Dubai Tourism (DTCM) our main goal is to establish Dubai as a premier business event destination by promoting the destination and attracting international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions that can help grow economic development, jobs and knowledge creation in the emirate.
Our team of highly specialized professionals has extensive knowledge about Dubai and can offer free and impartial advice, guidance and support to business event organizers in planning business events in the emirate.
To help plan and ensure that your business event gets off to a successful start, we provide the following services to associations established at Dubai Association Centre:
Our services are considered among the best in the international meeting industry. As part of our membership of the BestCities Global Alliance, we strive to deliver the world’s best service experience for organisers of international business events.
There’s no charge for our services and you have full control over how much involvement you want or need from us.
For further information on the above please contact:
Steen Jakobsen Assistant Vice President Dubai Business Events & City Operations Tel: +971 6005 55559 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an association incorporated within the Dubai Association Centre, you can avail the services of DAC’s association management company – MCI Group. MCI is pleased to offer the below services based on your requirements:
MCI will also offer assistance in defining go-to-market strategies and deploying a feasibility study and business plan for associations to define the best way forward when expanding in the Middle East.
For further information on MCI please contact:
Ajay Bhojwani, Managing Director MCI Middle East LLC Tel: +971 4 311 6300 or Email: Ajay.Bhojwani@mci-group.com
Please find below a list of associated fees for the services of setting up an association under DAC.
Licensing and Registration AED 5,000.00 (per annum)
Rental of Office Space AED 225.00 (per sq. ft. per annum)
Hot Desk Facility AED 20,000 (Per annum)
New Employee Visa Costs:
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
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