Awards & Accolades

Dubai is a high-quality destination which has received multiple awards and accolades over the years. The awards and accolades are testaments to the high-quality offerings that Dubai provides as host city for international business events.

  • 4th most visited city in the world (MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index 2015)
  • One of Top 25 Places To Go Worldwide (TripAdvisor)
  • 23rd in ‘Top 52 Places to Go’ in 2014 (New York Times)
  • The world’s seventh most influential city (Forbes Magazine)
  • The leading Middle East city to do business in (The World Bank)
  • One of the top five fastest growing cities in the world (Brookings Global MetroMonitor)
  • MENA Smart City of the Year 2015 (TMT MENA)
    • World’s #1 city to live and work in (INSEAD Alumni Association)
    • UAE ranked as top Arab country in well-being and life satisfaction (Legatum Institute)
    • One of top 20 safest cities in the world 2014 (Aon Hewitt)
    • One of the world’s Top 5 cities for shopping (Black Enterprise)
  • #1 destination for association meetings in the Middle East and #44 worldwide (International Congress & Convention Association)
  • Dubai International Airport named ‘Airport of the Year’ (Air Transport News Awards 2015 and Aviation Business Awards 2014)