IR Global – ‘On the Road’ – Dubai

IR Global – ‘On the Road’ – Dubai

20th – 24th February 2024
Anantara Downtown Hotel


Message from Ross Nicholls

Dear Members,

After nearly 10 years since our first visit, IR Global ‘On the Road’ events will be returning to Dubai February 2024.

Dubai continues to be a hyper-connected pro-business hub bridging the East and the West. Dubai offers unrivalled access to the world’s fastest-growing economies. Naturally, the conference will focus on the fantastic inbound and outbound opportunities for members, whilst providing an insight into this fascinating jurisdiction.

As usual tickets will be limited, as the ‘On the Road’ events really focus on relationship development, providing quality time for attendees to connect and learn about each other’s practices. Please ensure you book your ticket(s) ASAP to avoid being disappointed as all IR Global events sell out!

There will be a brilliant social program, including; an opening cocktail reception in the luxury Anantara Downtown hotel, expect the unexpected during our networking dinner at The Theater, boat cruise along the Marina and views of the Palm and an optional excursion exploring the vast sands and have some fun on a dune buggy safari. This ‘On the Road’ event is always the highlight of the IR event calendar. See you there!

Ticket Pricing & What’s Included

Standard Member-Rate: £1,395.00

Your standard ticket includes all of the following aspects of the event programme:

  • Drinks reception Wednesday evening
  • Thursday presentations and networking tables
  • Thursday evening luxury networking dinner
  • Friday AM breakout sessions
  • Friday PM Closing Reception

Standard ticket prices exclude Saturday Dune Buggy Safari, the cost for which is £165.00.

Spouses Programme

As with previous years, you are invited to be accompanied by a guest during all the social aspects of the event, the respective prices for which are:

Wednesday Drinks reception£125.00
Thursday Evening meal£195.00
Friday afternoon cruise£125.00
Dune Buggy Safari £165.00

Secure your tickets now:

Why should you attend the IR Global ‘On the Road’ Conference?

Social Programme


Poolside, Anantara Downtown Hotel

Opening Drinks Reception

The reception will include drinks and canapés and offer attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.


The Theater Dubai

Luxury Networking Dinner

The Theater is not just another show, it’s an institution of art, an amalgamation of live music and extravagant dance performances. Get ready to expect the unexpected during an evening of food and entertainment.


Boat Cruise

Closing Reception

After lunch, attendees and spouses are invited to join us for a cruise. Starting at the Dubai Marina, take in the sights of JBR waterfront, views of the Palm and Marina Skyline. A great way to end the conference!


Dune Buggy Dubai

Optional Excursion

Join us in the desert for an adventurous ride on the Dubai Dune Buggy safari followed by lunch. Pre booking of the excursion is required. Additional cost applies.

Social Sponsors

Closing Drinks Sponsor

View the full event schedule here

Conference Overview

Breakout Room Sponsors


Why should you attend the IR Global ‘On the Road’ Conference?

Our ‘On the Road’ events really focus on relationship development and providing quality time for attendees to connect and learn about each other’s practices. As a hyper-connected, pro-business hub bridging the East and the West, Dubai offers unrivalled access to the world’s fastest-growing economies.

What to expect

The IR Global conference will feature breakout sessions, workshops alongside presentations and networking with the IR Global personal touch, ensuring all attendees are individually catered for. The heart of the sessions will cover most sectors, practice areas and working group discussions whilst allowing attendees to develop their own area interest.

Who attends?

The IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference is open to all IR Global across all practice areas and jurisdictions. This unique mix of viewpoints and professional experience provides a rich environment for learning, debate and vigorous discussions as well as the opportunity to develop business relationships and lifelong friendships – The IR Global way!

Have Fun With Your IR Global Peers From Around The World

Let’s be honest – the IR Global Conference is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time but you’ll also have opportunities to relax and get to know your peers. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. You may hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar – or you might find a mentor or even become one.

Learn Skills and Stay Up-To-Date

No matter how long you’ve been practicing or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Trends, new strategies, and innovations in professional services happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of this knowledge.

Find Inspiration Around Every Corner

Every year, the world’s most innovative minds come to IR Global to inspire, excite, and motivate attendees. Past speakers at IR Global ‘On the Road’ events include Tamera Loerzel of Convergence Coaching, Jennifer J. Fondrevay and Norman K. Clark.

Make Personal Connections

Meet with established IR Global members and make new connections from around the globe in just three days.

Experience Dubai

Dubai shares the spotlight with some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, the city is home to more than 200 nationalities and offers an unforgettable experience to all visitors. Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation.

Conference Venue

Anantara Downtown Hotel


At Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel, the vibrant city lies just beyond the lobby. Choose an elegant sanctuary where iconic views stretch before you and dynamic energy infuses your stay in the best hotel in downtown Dubai.

Browse Dubai Mall, watch the wondrous Dubai Fountain and stand in awe of Burj Khalifa. Experience complete convenience alongside exquisite gourmet experiences and tranquil moments at the Thai inspired Anantara Spa with a luxurious stay at our hotel in Downtown Dubai.

Room rates per night, 20th – 24th February 2024:

980 AED Plus Taxes

APPROX. £217.00 ++ / €250.00 ++

  • The above rate is quoted in AED (Emirati Dirhams)
  • The above rate is on a single occupancy basis. Double occupancy is at a supplement of AED 120 per room per night 
  • The above rate is per room per night 
  • The above rate is inclusive of a buffet breakfast at a hotel restaurant.
  • The above rate is inclusive of complimentary high-speed internet access.
  • Room rate is subject to 10% service charge, 7% Municipality fees and 5% Value Added Tax per room per night 
  • Room rate is subject to Tourism Dirham fee of AED 20 per bedroom per night.