Thanks to our strategic location, excellent connectivity and extensive services to help you with all aspects of your business, Dubai has become a centre of trade and commerce for the Middle East. Dubai is home to more than 20,000 international companies, including offices from 124 of the Fortune 500. Our government is pro-business, with the most transparent business regulations in the region, and provides tax-free zones, first-class physical infrastructure and access to an experienced and skilled labour force.
As a growing knowledge hub, the Emirate is home to a significant number of universities and research centres committed to paving the way for technological and scientific advancements. Free Zones such as Dubai Internet City and Dubai Silicon Oasis offer state-of-the-art technology, research and development and industrial facilities, while Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park is the leading life sciences hub in the Middle East. In addition, Dubai Healthcare City is home to more than 4,000 licenced professionals in two hospitals and more than 120 outpatient medical centres and diagnostic laboratories that occupy 4.1 million square feet in the heart of Dubai.
The newly established Dubai Association Centre (DAC) 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. The DAC has been established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and the Dubai World Trade Centre to offer assistance for the establishment of nonprofit, apolitical and non-religious professional associations and trade bodies in the Emirate of Dubai.
DAC offers a formal environment for associations to establish themselves in Dubai, allowing practitioners within a common industry or profession who are registered in the Emirate to form a member-based association. Furthermore, DAC provides the framework for international associations to open a regional representative office in Dubai in order to conduct business in the UAE and beyond. As a result, associations are now able to benefit from economies of scale, experience in the association marketplace, flexibility and adaptability, buying power and centralised DAC facilities.