Top Dubai Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining and motivational keynote speakers Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most in-demand keynote speakers for events in Dubai. Highly recommended.”

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Top Dubai Keynote Speakers
Alison Burns & James Taylor
(AKA The Ethical Futurists)

The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to Dubai, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. 

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio

James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio




“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)

Top Dubai Keynote Speakers


Dubai has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Dubai for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals

Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates, famous for its ultramodern architecture, luxurious shops and active nightlife. It is the 7th most visited city in the world and the most rapidly developing one. With only about 15% of its inhabitants being UEA nationals, Dubai is a multinational and multicultural city. Although its initial development was fueled by its oil industry, nowadays most of its revenue comes from tourism, real estate, finances and aviation, with only 5% relying on oil. It is world famous for its ultramodern architecture, including a large number of skyscrapers (the tallest being the famous Burj Khalifa, an 830 meters tower), as well as for its luxurious shopping venues, including also almost 250 gold retail shops (for this reason it is also called the ‘City of Gold’). One of the most important tourist attractions is the Dubai Creek Park, including a dolphinarium, a cable car, camel or horse carriage rides and exotic bird shows. Other famous parks include the Safa Park, the Mushrif Park, and the Hamriya Park. Dubai is also renowned for its beaches such as the Umm Suqeim Beach, the Al Mamzar Beach Park, the JBR Open Beach, the Kite Beach, the Black Palace Beach and the Royal Island Beach Club.

Dubai as a Conference Destination

Dubai is an important international conference and convention destination. Its famous Dubai Shopping Festival, initiated in 1995, attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. Other famous events include: the UAE Public Policy Forum, a platform for addressing future challenges and directions of public policies, the HOSTAPP Summit, a conference focused on the latest advances in mobile applications technologies, the Cityscape Exhibition & Conference, a large real estate and development international event with almost 300 exhibitors from 25 countries, as well as the CityTalks, the educational seminars on real estate, and the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets.

Dubai Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Dubai, UAE, there are various restaurants you should experience, including: Amaseena, famous for its Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes (+971 4 318 6150), Giardino, with its delicious seafood (+971 4 556 8840), Miyako, one of the most renowned Sushi places from Dubai (+971 4 209 6914), Pai Thai, where you can sample delicious Thai food (+971 4 432 3232), as well as Italian food restaurants such as Armani (+971 4 888 3666) and Social by Heinz Beck (+971 4 818 2222), French food restaurants such as Celebrities (+971 4 399 9999) and, of course, also an American grill and steakhouse, JW’s Steakhouse (+971 4 262 4444).

Dubai Attractions for Convention Attendees

There are a number of highly rated tourist attractions in Dubai, UAE which you should visit after your business conference. The 830 meters high Burj Khalifa tower is the world’s tallest building and one of the most visited landmarks from UAE. Other important attractions include the Dubai Museum, where you can learn about Dubai’s long history through artifacts dating from as early as 3,000 BC, the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in Dubai, constructed in 1787, and the Bastakiya, a Persian quarter located close to the Dubai Museum and containing some of the city’s oldest historical buildings.