Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The Community Development Authority (CDA) was founded by a decree of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in July 2008. CDA is responsible for setting up and developing a framework for social development, and aims to achieve the goals outlined in the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 (DSP), as declared by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in February 2007.
The Community Development Authority is responsible for the overall supervision to achieve social sector outputs, and provide the provisions of social services in order to create an integrated and efficient management system for the development of social services in the emirate. This includes the preparation, execution, and supervision of comprehensive strategic plans, and proposing legislation related to social services to improve the outputs of the social development sector.
Emirates Airline is the world’s largest international airline, flying to 158 destinations in 85 countries.
Emirates operates nearly 270 modern aircraft and is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 family of aircraft. The airline’s industry trendsetting amenities, regionally inspired cuisine, award-winning in-flight entertainment system – ice – and unmatched hospitality provided by its iconic multi-lingual Cabin Crew from over 130 nationalities have made Emirates one of the world’s most recognized and well-loved airline brands.
Department of Community Development
We aim to introduce and implement policies that ensure quality service delivery, fair allocation of support and attention to vulnerable groups across all sectors.
We take an evidenced-based approach, informed by data and insights gained directly from the community across its segments. Our goal is to create an ecosystem that encourages volunteering and builds a vibrant, engaged community.
Together, we will encourage, motivate and involve all segments of Abu Dhabi society to take part in building a better future and unlock the full potential of our nation.
Le Méridien is an upscale, design-focused international hotel brand with a European perspective, formerly headquartered in France and in the United Kingdom.
The brand was acquired by US-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2005. Following the acquisition of Starwood by Marriott in 2015, it is now owned by Marriott International and, as of December 31, 2018, has a portfolio of 107 hotels with 28,034 rooms.
Dubai duty free
Founded on 20th December 1983, Dubai Duty Free celebrated its 35th year in December 2018 and recorded an annual sales of US$2.015 billion, a growth of more than four per cent, cementing its status as one of the largest travel retail operator in the world in terms of turnover.
Employing almost 6,200 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow. Dubai Duty Free currently operates over 38,000 sqm of retail space in Dubai International Airport and a further 4,000 sqm in Al Maktoum International Airport.
In addition to its retail operation, Dubai Duty Free operates a Leisure Division which includes The Irish Village both in Garhoud, Riverland Dubai and Studio One Hotel, The Century Village, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
To date, Dubai Duty Free has received over 700 awards including the Frontier Awards for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ which was won by the operation for a remarkable ninth time.
For more information on the Dubai Duty Free please visit www.dubaidutyfree.com
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel
The world’s tallest 5-star hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, boasts a central location in Business Bay, overlooking the Dubai Water Canal. The hotel features 1,608 deluxe guest rooms and luxurious suites. All Deluxe type of rooms feature accessible bathrooms, roll-in showers with shower seats, water controls within reach, hand grab bars to hold onto and an emergency pull string located next to the toilet. The hotel plays host to more than 15 award-winning restaurants offering Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai and French cuisines, as well as bars and lounges.
For guest relaxation and rejuvenation, a range of unique and luxurious spa treatments are available in the Saray Spa, including 17 separate treatment rooms, the UAE’s only Dead Sea Floatation Pool and traditional Arabic Hammams. The hotel also provides complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi in all public areas and guest rooms, shuttle services to The Dubai Mall.
Medical Tourism Partner
The world’s first and largest assisted living, learning and rehabilitation center for children and adults of determination.
Sanad Autism Village is a rehabilitation center forautistic young adults and people with determination.
A positive, caring and supportive community which serves to help residents develop practical life skills, increase social capacity and transition to work and independence. We build a strong and lasting foundation for a productive life by optimizing the potential of every individual.
As a safe haven, we provide individualized and customized programs to support those with different abilities. We empower our residents to make positive choices for themselves. We collaborate with our residents, their families, and other support networks to identify and customize the optimum learning situation for each individual.
Gold Tourism Partner
Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) + Jordan Tourism Board (JTB)
HCD works in policy development and review; capacity building and awareness-raising; development of accreditation standards; monitoring and evaluation; research and information-sharing. It is the primary technical focal point on all things relating to disability, to assist national organizations to provide services in an inclusive and accessible manner for all. JTB is an independent, public – private sector partnership committed to utilize marketing strategies to brand, position and promote various Jordanian tourism products, highlighting Jordan as the destination of choice in global markets.
Medical Tourism Session Sponsor
MEDICLINIC MIDDLE EASTEXPERTISE YOU CAN TRUST
Mediclinic Middle East is part of Mediclinic International, a private hospital group with three operating platforms in Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, and a 29.9% shareholding in Spire Healthcare, a UK-based healthcare group with 38 hospitals.
Mediclinic Middle East operates seven hospitals in the UAE with over 900 inpatient beds, including the newly-opened Mediclinic Parkview Hospital in Dubai, as well as more than 20 clinics in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
marhaba is more than a name. It sums up everything that we are.
Inspired by the famed hospitality of Arabic culture, marhaba has been bringing smiles to Dubai Airport since 1991. Our professional assistants improve the whole experience, greeting your customers warmly before speeding them smoothly through all airport formalities.
We make the airport something to look forward to – for you, your clients or your loved ones. From speedy clearances through arrivals or departures to helping with transfers, baggage and family travel, we ensure a swift, smooth and safe passage through the airport. We even have our own lounges, reserved for marhaba customers.
So whether you want to roll out the red carpet, or simply ensure your guests arrive relaxed— knowing they’re in safe hands—marhaba will deliver on your promise of a warm welcome.
TWO Seasons Hotel
Rising above bustling Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai, the 4-star Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments is one of the largest “all suite” hotels in the Middle East. This 41-storey property features 1010 elegantly appointed suites and apartments which offers comfortable accommodation in Dubai for traveling executives, families, holidaymakers as well as long staying guests.
Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments is located in convenient proximity to some important business addresses in a new Dubai area, such as Dubai Internet and Media City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Jumeriah Lake Towers (JLT) and Barsha Heights (Tecom) Free Zone. It is also close to the popular social hubs like Dubai Marina Walk, JBR, and some major shopping malls such as Dubai Marina Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the iconic Dubai Mall. The key leisure destinations like Atlantis Aquaventure and Wild Wadi Waterpark are 15 and 30 minutes away respectively.
The Hotel is situated on the doorstep of Dubai Internet City metro station, which provide the guests with easy mobility in Dubai all year round, while well planned road junctions in the area ensure quick access
to the main Sheikh Zayed Highway towards both Dubai City Centre / Sharjah and Abu Dhabi directions. The property is 30 minutes away from Dubai International and Dubai World Central Airport and 20 minutes from Dubai World Trade Centre. It is also a short drive away from the well-known 18-holes Emirates Golf Club. The famous attractions on Yas Island are 45 minutes away, while the main city of Abu Dhabi is only a 60 minutes’ drive away. Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments is a family-oriented hotel that does not serve alcohol.
The property has 8 dining outlets with International, Asian and Lebanese cuisines, state-of-the-art recreational and extensive meeting facilities with ballroom and 32 meeting rooms.
Direct Access is an award-winning disability accessibility consultancy that advises organisations on how to improve access for people of determination. This is achieved through Access Appraisals working with architectural and construction firms to ensure accessibility is designed into new builds at the outset. Access Audits look at established buildings and services to make recommendations on accessibility. Both services draw on local disability legislation and building codes such as Dubai’s Universal Design Code.
Established in the UK in 2004 and in the United Arab Emirates since 2017, millions of people daily use a service or building we have worked with. Clients are diverse ranging from Expo 2020 Dubai to Nando’s. All of our team are people of determination and are certified Accessibility Consultants with IAAP. In September 2019 Direct Access were awarded the MEED Editorial
Director’s award for inclusivity.