DUBAI: Dubai Business Events, Dubai’s official convention bureau, registered 99 successful bid wins during the first six months of 2022, according to Emirates News Agency WAM.
As a result, the events are expected to attract around 77,000 delegates and generate approximately 330,000 hotel room nights, WAM said.
These bid wins will boost Dubai’s events, hospitality, and related tourism sectors as well as advance the broader economy by bringing expertise from around the world, the news agency added.
DBE submitted 200 bids and proposals for international business events in the first half, with several bids still pending.
As of now, Dubai has won several successful events in 2022, including the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress in 2023, the IFOS ENT World Congress in 2023, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress in 2024, and the International Congress of Endocrinology in 2024.
In addition, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries’ Annual Convention and Incentive in 2022 and IBM Best in Tech in 2023 will be hosted in Dubai.
DOF supports Al Khair Courts with $38K
Dubai’s Department of Finance has provided financial support to the Al Khair Courts, Dubai Courts initiative, which aims to alleviate the suffering of debtors and payment defaulters, Dubai Media Office reported.
In support of the Al Khair Courts initiative, the department provided over 141,000 dirhams ($38,000) from the proceeds of the Dirham Al Khair initiative, according to DOF Director General Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Saleh.
Since its launch in 2017, Al-Saleh added, Dirham Al Khair has generated more than 7.5 million dirhams. “Hundreds of UAE citizens benefited from the initiative proceeds through eight governmental and government-supported entities,” he added.
This announcement coincides with World Humanitarian Day, which is observed every year on Aug. 19.