​​​Why Dubai?​​​​


Dubai is an exciting city with a myriad of opportunities to experience the culture and beauty of this progressive, desert oasis. From world-class dining to shopping at the local bazaars, there is something for everyone. To learn more about all the things to do and see check out Visit Dubai.com.


The IIA is excited to partner with IIA–United Arab Emirates to bring the 2018 International Conference to Dubai. Without a doubt, conference attendees will be able to immerse themselves in a truly global experience with international colleagues while engaging in learning across core tracks around leadership, innovation, value, and effectiveness.


United Arab Emirates, which is known as the "City of Gold" is a greatly desired destination for many. Don't just take our word for it – Dubai is the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world, and with 5.7 visitors per resident, the point is well proven.

Nearly three million people call Dubai home. At its center is Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building and free-standing manmade structure in the world. This dramatic city is the epicenter of a bustling region emerging as a major force within the global economy. Dubai is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, which is one of seven emirates that make up the country. This economic hub has attracted world attention through its many innovative large construction projects and sporting events.


The Conference will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, whose mission is to deliver “Destination Dubai” for the region, by providing a world-class business networking platform with integrated end-to-end services. The complex is exquisite, offering award-winning dining and entertainment to luxury accommodations and architecture.


​​​Where to stay?​

The IIA has arranged for conference delegates to enjoy special discounts on accommodations at fantastic hotels in Dubai, some within walking distance from the Dubai World Trade Centre.

*IIA Host Hotel (special discount of an estimated AED735 / US$200) on event registration.


​​​​How do I get there?​​


Inbound and outbound international flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates will travel through Dubai International Airport (DXB).​


Navigate and explore Dubai with ease via an integrated public transport, taxis, buses, Dubai Metro, and trams among others. Visit Dubai Metro​ for additional information.​​​​​​​

​​​Customs and Etiquette

Dubai is a very hist​orical and cultural place. Please see Customs, Etiquette, and Cul​tural Information of Dubai​​​ for more details.


Delegates traveling to Dubai to attend the 2018 International Conference can take advantage of flight discounts provided by Emirates Airline, United, and Delta.​

International Visitors

The registration team will manage travel visas once registration is completed.​ 

 Download important Visa information.