1. What is DIHAD all about and who participates?

Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition, DIHAD, is the first and largest humanitarian trade event in the Middle East. The event is a comprehensive platform for B2B product and service showcasing and bring key decision makers and agencies like the UN and many government departments together. Over the last 14 years, DIHAD has become the must-visit event for all entities actively working in the field.

2. Where and when will DIHAD take place?

The 16th chapter of DIHAD will be held from 12th to 14th March, 2019. The event will be hosted in Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE. The event timing is from 8 am in the morning till 6 pm in the evening.

3. How long has the event been running?

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai, DIHAD was first held in 2004. Since then the event has become the largest and most prominent event of its kind in the region.

4. Should I visit or exhibit in DIHAD?

DIHAD is a global platform for all entities and individuals that have interest in the humanitarian aid sector. Our attendees come from all background: top level leaders and key decision makers, industry experts and research groups, practitioners looking for new and better products and services, personnel showcasing their offerings.


You should visit DIHAD if you are procurement personnel, managers searching for better and more advanced products for your services and offerings, trade advisers to agencies and departments involved in the sector, project managers and planners.

You can also visit DIHAD for attending the world class conference and workshop sessions that we host during the event.

If you are looking for news and information about the latest developments, products and projects in the sector, DIHAD will give you comprehensive information.


You should exhibit on DIHAD if you are a supplier, manufacturer of products and services serving the sector. For more information about why exhibit on DIHAD please visit “why exhibit?”.

For booking your stand please click here

5. What are the industries that showcase their products at DIHAD?

Almost all the industries serving the Humanitarian aid sector come to showcase their latest developments and products. Some of the industries that you will find industries exhibiting on DIHAD are:

  • United Nations Agencies, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Governments and Inter-Governmental agencies
  • Financial institutes
  • Civil defense
  • Traders & Exporters
  • Transportation
  • Engineering & Environmental solutions
  • Healthcare, medical, pharmaceutical solutions & equipment

For a detailed list and information please visit “Exhibitor Profile”.

6. How do I register for DIHAD?

There are two types of registrations

Trade Exhibition Registrations : allows you to check out the exhibitors on the exhibition floor and it is a free registration.

Conference registration or delegate registration, this is a paid registration which will allow you to attend the 3 days conference program.

8. How do I enquire about exhibition booking, sponsorship and advertising on DIHAD?

For all quires related to exhibition booking, sponsorship and advertising facilities please contact Jennie Robin. 
Business Development Manager
Mobile: +971 50 349 6559
Tel: +971 4 520 8888
Fax: +971 4 338 4193
E-mail: jennie.robin@index.aeexhibit@dihad.org

9. Are there any sponsorship plans available?

We welcome any sponsorship enquiry with various plans offering a wide range of benefits. Kindly visit sponsorship page to get detail information.

10. How do I plan my visit for attending DIHAD?

We have solutions for hotel and flying facilities to make your visit to DIHAD and Dubai convenient and enjoyable. Please visit “Why Visit?” for detail information.