Lyon in Dubaï (United Arab Emirates) in November 2013

from 22 to 27 November 2013

drapeau des Emirats arabes unis

Trip confirmed.

Destination of trip:

Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Economic development,
  • Social cohesion,
  • Territorial marketing,
  • Urban mobility.

A mission from Lyon visits the United Arab Emirates from 23 to 27 November 2013.


The United Arab Emirates mission organized from 22nd to 27th november 2013 was a continuation of two earlier initiatives:

  • the trip to Dubai made by a delegation led by the President of Greater Lyon in March 2013 and
  • the visit to Lyon in May 2013 of a large delegation led by the Abu Dhabi Minister of Economy.

This visit was organized to coincide with the first anniversary of the opening of the Lyon-Dubai route by Emirates Airlines. An OnlyLyon/Emirates evening event was held in Dubai to promote the route and its two destinations.

The Lyon delegation includes representatives of Greater Lyon, ADERLY, the Tourism Office, the CCI, the Light Cluster, companies from the urban agglomeration and the ONLYLYON team.

The companies will participate in the Big 5 Show, the Middle East's largest exhibition dedicated to the construction industry.
In addition, meetings were organized with the municipal officers of Dubai to discuss cooperation between the two cities in the coming years, and appointments were planned with prospects and economic authorities interested in the Lyon agglomeration.


Guillaume Arnould

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargé de mission internationalité territoire et logistique organisation