WCD 2023: Letter from Dubai

21 August 2018

As we approach the 24th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Milan next year we are already preparing for WCD 2023. Each of the 6 Candidate Cities has written a Letter to ILDS Members, all of which will be shared here.

Below you will find a Letter from Prof Ibrahim Galadari, President of Dubai Bidding Committee.

WCD2023 Dubai Bid

Dear ILDS Members,

On behalf of the GCC League of Dermatologists, we are pleased to present Dubai as a Candidate City to host the XXV World Congress of Dermatology in 2023.

Dubai has emerged as one of the world’s leading international business centres and regional hubs. The cosmopolitan city of diversity is at the crossroad of the globe and has transformed itself into a buzzing international metropolis.

Here are the top reasons to make Dubai your NUMBER ONE Destination of Choice for WCD 2023:

  • Easy to get to International travel hub
    Dubai’s central location makes it one of the busiest travel hubs in the world. Dubai is the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2017 reaching 88.2 million passengers.
  • World-class infrastructure City of the future
    Dubai boasts a world-class infrastructure, well-maintained roads, excellent public transport and connectivity.
  • Hotels for all needs and budgets Book your stay
    Dubai has a diverse range of premium, standard and budget hotels offering services that cater to all needs and budgets.
  • Safe and secure for all Safe haven for tourists
    Dubai is a politically stable environment and a safe city for citizens, residents and visitors alike.
  • Experienced industry support Model for success
    Located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, geography has helped transform Dubai into a platform for these markets and destination for tourism.

Dubai hosted 18 editions of successful Dermatology Conference & Exhibition. Dubai Derma 2018 welcomed 15,396 attendees from 95 participating countries including the AAD, EADV, ADA, IADVL and a lot more.

We wish to thank you for supporting Dubai’s bid to host the 2023 World Congress of Dermatology.


Ibrahim Galadari, MD, FRCP
Professor of Dermatology
President of Bidding Committee
Secretary-General of GCC League of Dermatology



Prof Ibrahim Galadari

Prof Galadari is President of the Dubai Bidding Committee for the GCC League of Dermatologists' bid to host the 25th World Congress of Dermatology in Dubai, UAE in 2023
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