Dubai forms business events committee as sector resumes activity

Dubai has formed a new business events committee as the sector looks to gather post-pandemic momentum.

Dubai Tourism director general Helal Saeed Almarri chaired the committee’s inaugural meeting on 14 September at Dubai World Trade Centre, updating members on the latest progress in reactivating the sector in the aftermath of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Under guidelines from Dubai Tourism, local business events resumed this week with international business events set to return from 1 October.

“Dubai has steadily reopened key economic sectors, building on the support that was provided throughout the pandemic and the measures put in place to minimise its impact,” Almarri said.

“In line with this, we have been working closely with industry stakeholders to ensure a framework is in place to resume business events that can be best-in-class while at the same time prioritising the health and safety of all participants.

“The formation of this committee underlines the collaborative approach we have sought to take across all our activities and in relation to all the tourism sub-sectors, and reinforces our commitment to supporting our stakeholders and ensuring Dubai leads the global post-pandemic recovery.