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WHY Dubai?

As one of the world’s most central locations, two thirds (2/3) of the world's population is within 8 hours of Dubai, and it is easily accessible with direct flights to 6 continents, including on two world-class airlines - Emirates and Etihad – that are both based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A bustling metropolis spread out along the shore of the Arabian Sea, Dubai is still a young city located in a country that was established a mere 40 years ago.  Despite being a relatively new destination, Dubai is an established modern mecca.  Featuring stunning architecture set against the background of the Arabian shoreline, this aesthetically beautiful city of nearly 1.7 million people is home to the world’s tallest building called the Burj Kalifa, the largest shopping mall in the world, year-round indoor skiing, and restaurants serving cuisines from around the world.  With no shortage of activities taking place both on the water and on land, Dubai offers exciting things to do outside the meeting room.  Dubai is literally one of the world’s safest places – whether you are a short-term visitor or a year-round resident.

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Where to meet
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Total rooms: 1,539
Meeting rooms: 14
Ideal group size: 10-800
Total meeting space: 60,278 sq. ft.
Largest meeting room: 26,910 sq. ft.
Rating: Five Star Luxury Beach Resort

Atlantis rises on the shores of the Iconic Palm Island, with magnificent views of Dubai that border on the surreal. With 1,539 rooms, a convention centre of 5,600sqm, 19 restaurants and bars, a waterpark, an aquarium, ShuiQi Spa and Dolphin Bay- Atlantis is the most spectacular meet, eat and sleep venue in the world.

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Key points of interest
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• Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building
• World’s largest shopping mall
• Year-round indoor skiing
• Dubai Fountains
• Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
• Bur Dubai Abra Dock
Fun facts
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• Between 15 and 25% of the world construction cranes are currently in Dubai
• Dubai is considered the fifth safest city in the world
• Dubai has an indoor ski slope, which daily produces 6000 tons of snow

Direct Flights from US Cities:
Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas and Seattle. All available on Emirates Airlines
Chicago & New York flights available on Etihad Airways

Direct Flights from Canadian Cities:
Toronto flights available on Emirates & Etihad Airways


Currency AED, UAE Dirham
Language(s) spoken Arabic
Time Zone AT, Arabian Time
Electricity 220 Volts

Distance to other cities
Abu Dhabi  2 hour drive
Sharjah  26 minute drive
Al Ain   2 hour drive

Local holidays
January 1  New Year's Day
April 6  Good Friday
April 9  Easter Monday
May 28 & June 1 Whit Monday
September 3 Labour Day 
1st Monday in August  Emancipation Day
December 2 Independence Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day


Consulate General of the United States
P.O. Box 121777
Dubai, U.A.E.
At the corner of Al Seef Rd. and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Rd Dubai, U.A.E.
# 971-4-309-4000