Dubai Will Host Prestigious Transport Summit In 2026

Dubai Will Host Prestigious Transport Summit In 2026


Dubai has been chosen for hosting a top international event for the public transport industry in 2026, announced on Wednesday.

It will be the emirate’s second time to host the prestigious UITP Global Public Transport Summit — following the successful 59th UITP World Congress and Exhibition which was held in the city in 2011.

The announcement was made by the International Association for Public Transport (UITP) at this year’s summit held in Barcelona, Spain.

A premier global event on the public transport industry’s calendar, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit is expected to see the participation of over 1,900 delegates from 100 countries and more than 15,000 attendees.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and Mohamed Mezghani, secretary-general of the UITP, signed the hosting of the summit agreement at the RTA’s stand in the UITP Exhibition.

Dubai’s selection as a the host city for the summit can be attributed to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al Tayer said.

“Dubai’s successful bid to host this prestigious global event is in perfect alignment with the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, which strives to position Dubai among the top three cities worldwide. It underscores Dubai’s global leadership as a preferred destination for international events and highlights the international community’s confidence in Dubai’s outstanding global reputation. The selection also exemplifies Dubai’s proven capability to host successful international events, showcasing the excellence and efficiency of its public transport infrastructure,” Al Tayer said.

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