The 1st International Conference on Drug Design & Discovery: Dubai, February 3 - 6, 2008

About Dubai:

Dubai is the region's business and tourism centre which is connected to all international markets. The city is also famous as the regional trading hub and gateway to the rest of the Middle East.

The visitors coming to Dubai can enjoy a whole range of different experiences. From the beautiful undulating desert sands to the bustling downtown areas, to parks and gardens, Dubai offers elements of adventure, contrast, discovery and surprise.

Dubai's central business district is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south. Each has its share of fine mosques and busy markets, shopping malls, hotels and office towers.

As the premier location for tourism and leisure in the Middle East, Dubai also has a fantastic night life encapsulating the world's tastes when it comes to restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. As well as having the leading exhibition venue in the region, if you want to get away from it all then Dubai is the perfect place.

Dubai - Interesting Highlights:
  • Business Monitor International ranks the UAE as the fourth most politically stable Country in the world.
  • Hosts 139 of the fortune 500 including 9 of the top 10.
  • Progressive, tolerant and multicultural society.
  • Cosmopolitan city with residents representing 185 nationalities.
  • More than 75% of UAE population are expatriates.
  • The tallest tower in the World 'Burj Dubai' is under construction.
  • The biggest mall in the world 'Dubai Mall' covering an area of 12.1 million square feet is under construction.
  • The world’s largest hospitality and leisure development ‘Bawadi’ will feature 31 hotels with the total of 29, 200 rooms, more than a 100 theaters, and 1500 restaurants.
  • Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB)- will be the world’s largest airport with the capacity equal to that of Chicago’s O’ Hare and London’s Heathrow combined.
  • Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski slope in the Middle East.
  • Jebel Ali Port ranks alongside the Great Wall of China and the Hoover Dam as the only three man-made objects that can be viewed from space.
  • The ‘Arabian Canal’ in Dubai will be the world’s longest man-made canal stretching 75 km.



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