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Dubai Convention Bureau

HQ:Middle East and North Africa
Covering:Middle East and North Africa
Tel.:+971 4 201 0220 Fax:+971 4 201 0414

The Dubai Convention Bureau is a division of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, a non-profit government funded organization, whose aim is to further develop and increase Dubai’s share of the international MICE and special events markets, whilst maximizing the economic prospects of Dubai. The DCB is dedicated to pursue and win events through national and international promotions to advance the position of the Emirate as a leading business tourism destination.
As an organization, we will assist you in the planning and organization of virtually any kind of MICE event you may wish to imagine. Our staff is professional and dedicated to ensuring your event is an outstanding success.
We will assist you with the most sophisticated convention and exhibition venues available. Let us be your guide to a variety of event venues, over 500 hotels and hotel apartments, an abundance of airlines, local ambassadors and much more…everything you need to succeed.
The Dubai Convention Bureau’s service standards are accredited by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance LRQA as part of the BestCities Global alliance, convention and visitor bureaus that deliver the world’s best service experience for the meeting industry. Consistently high service standards and close cooperation among the partners yield great results for our customers.
The Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB) provides the following five cornerstones to success:
  • Bid Assistance
  • Convention Planning
  • Building Attendance
  • Onsite Event Servicing
  • Destination Expertise
The Dubai Convention Bureau provides local and international hosts with a high level of knowledge and expertise in planning and compiling bid documents, including:
  • Identifying bid criteria that require addressing
  • Sourcing written endorsements from key political and tourism industry contacts
  • Implementing detailed event searches using our global network to ensure a thorough knowledge of bid requirements
  • Undertaking research to identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing cities
  • Identifying various funding assistance schemes available
  • Preparing preliminary budgets with a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO)
  • Planning personalised bid strategies
  • Writing bespoke bid documents
  • Providing bid presentation support- promotional stands, conducting bid presentations and preparing promotional literature
  • Providing audiovisual aids, multimedia, video and slides
  • Facilitating venue and accommodation selection and providing recommendations
  • Securing provisional room and venue allocations
  • Providing access to event budgeting and financial planning services
  • Providing site inspection support
  • Preparing and distributing direct mail communications to lobby key decision makers
  • Liaising between local government and industry
  • Coordinating letters of support
  • Promoting bids - implementing mailings and providing PR assistance
The Dubai Convention Bureau provides invaluable unbiased local assistance during the initial planning stages of an event including:
  • Site inspections of local venues, accommodation and infrastructure
  • The recommendation of a PCO or DMC if required
  • Introductions to local industry and government contacts
  • Development of pre and post tour programmes
  • The selection of other products and services relevant to the event
The Dubai Convention Bureau is committed to making your event a memorable success and maximising delegate attendance. We can help with all aspects of pre-event marketing and communications and have a wide range of experience in putting together effective recruitment campaigns and services including:
  • Promotional collateral - videos, slides and brochure
  • Assistance in developing recruitment strategies
  • Destination web links to conference registration website
The Dubai Convention Bureau also offers a number of value added services, on-site, to complement an event:
  • Complimentary visitor guides for delegates
  • Visitor information booths for events comprising over 1,000 delegates
  • Information listings on local services - restaurants, entertainment and shopping
  • Post event de-briefs to gain valuable feedback on how effectively the city facilitated the conference
  • Dedicated meeting planners’ guide
  • Request for proposals that serve as a brief for site selection
  • Expertise on local products and services
  • Facilitation of educational visits
  • Access to local industry and government contacts
  • Itinerary planning and suggestions.
In addition to providing the above, we arrange appointments and introductions with professional conference organisers, destination management companies, special event planners and a wide range of business tourism product and service suppliers.
For more information please log on to www.dcb.ae





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