Dubai has emerged as one of the top 10 destinations for international meetings, according to the recent edition of the International Meetings Statistics Report published by Union of International Associations.

The report reviews 1,157 cities worldwide based on the total number of international meetings that took place in 2016, during which Dubai hosted a total of 180 meetings, 24 percent more than in 2015, making it 10th in the rankings.

With the region’s business events offerings evolving, the city’s infrastructure and global connectivity has contributed to its overall appeal, resulting in a 138 percent increase in international meetings hosted since 2012.