Once a small fishing village and trading port, Dubai has transformed into one of the top choices for companies, enterprises and individuals for hosting a variety of events - from meetings, conferences, tradeshows to glamorous weddings and social events. With world leading facilities, stunning venues, a range of hotels to suit every budget, and state-of-the-art technology, Dubai has become the go-to destination for hundreds of events, meetings and conferences. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is an important Mideast hub, serving more than 125 airlines flying to more than 260 destinations across six continents. With a combination of stunning landscapes and ambitious architecture, Dubai’s events venues are among some of the world's most unique, featuring the best of traditional and contemporary choices. When it comes to choice of venues, Dubai offers a high-quality option for every budget. Here are our top five Dubai Event Destination to consider when planning your next event: Atlantis - The Palm Atlantis boasts the largest conference venue in Dubai, and is a one-stop-facility for conference and event planners. With over 1,500 rooms, the Atlantis bills itself as ‘the largest eat, meet and sleep conference venue in Dubai.' With a highly experienced support staff and superior venue options the Atlantis offers breathtaking conference, wedding, and party venues. Atlantis offers a highly specialized in-house team of event planners and for weddings in particular, it offers a variety of unique and special wedding packages to suit every couple's requirements. Madinat Jumeirah Set along a beautiful beach, Madinat Jumeirah includes three grand boutique hotels — the Al Qsar, Mina A’Salam and Dar Al Masyaf — with a total of more than 850 rooms and state-of-the-art audiovisual and lighting equipment. Within the conference center itself, the Joharah Ballroom can be divided into seven different rooms or kept in its entirety to hold up to 1,700 people, while the Murjaan Ballroom can be divided into nine different rooms and sizes, with capacity for up to 400 guests. The Madinat Arena is a versatile ‘blank canvas’ that holds up to 4,500 guests and this dynamic space also features a fixed upper gallery and VIP sections. Within the Mina A’Salam hotel are two Arabic-style ballrooms, Majlis Al Mina and Majlis Al Salam. Majlis Al Salam is the largest, holding up to 400 guests, while Majlis Al Mina is more intimate with a capacity for 120 guests.The complex also includes the world-class Talise Spa, the atmospheric Madinat Souk and the multi-purpose Madinat Conference and Events Centre. Burj Al-Arab The iconic Burj Al Arab hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. While the hotel is sometimes described as "the world's only seven-star hotel", the "Seven-Star" notion was was first instantiated by a journalist who visited the hotels on press breifing. The Burj Al Arab offers exquisite venues for every type of events. Standout features and supporting technology ensure every venue at the hotel is both functional and inspiring, with a range of banqueting options to meet every event planners’ needs. These events are supported by the in-house conference and banqueting teams at Burj Al Arab, who have built a reputation for excellence and versatility, and work to provide unsurpassed quality whatever the occasion. Banquet-style lighting, portable staging and production facilities, theming options and a full range of audio-visual equipment combine to make any event come alive. Dubai World Trade Centre The Dubai World Trade Centre is home to many kinds of events from concerts to fashion shows to trade shows. With room for anywhere from 12 to 12,000 people, this venue is perfect for any event size. All meeting rooms have wireless access and fully equipped with AV capabilities. The exhibition halls in the center can be organized to suit the unique needs of every size of event, and a host of supporting services to meet every event planning need. Airport Expo Dubai Airport Expo Dubai is located a mere two minutes drive from the airport making it an ideal location for international travelers attending the event.The Expo is fully equipped to host exhibitions, conventions and conferences. venues and is about 15 minutes from the heart of the city. The Dubai Airport Expo boasts over 33,000 square meters of available floor space spread between the central plaza and two large halls - large enough to accommodate an significant sized tradeshow, exhibition or conference.