The Emirate of Dubai is getting a lot of attention lately for being the host of World Expo 2020, which is set to become a key source of income. The emirate has begun plans for boosting tourism and capitalize on this unique occasion with ambitious plans and projects aiding the development and improvement of travel and tourism services within the international hospitality sector, according to the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Looking ahead, all activities taking place at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports will allow the possibility to accommodate more travelers into the emirate, be it for tourism or business purposes.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has taken steps aimed at developing the country’s tourism sector in many directions. For example, he expressed hope to attract more visitants by offering them new visas that will include multiple entry permits for visit, work, or study.
Dubai is already attracting scores of tourists thanks to its modern attractions, project developments, and the landmarks that do not, by any means, go unnoticed; Dubai is also a favorite of business travelers due to its many DWTC events that serve as a platform for industry professionals to network: from international trade fairs, mega consumer shows on to prestigious conventions that welcome many visitors from global markets every year, the city presents itself as a world-class business environment, said Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and CEO of DWTC.
Speakers and influential figures covering the latest insights and trends within the travel sector will soon be in Dubai for a travel and tourism event, the Arabian Travel Market Exhibition that will take place on April, 24-27, at DWTC. The event is sure to draw keen interests from investors abroad looking for opportunities in a growing market for Trade, Transport and Tourism.
That being said, “Dubai’s position as the Middle East’s leading events hub couldn’t be clearer,” tell DWTC; in a country currently rich with opportunities, many established businesses and start-ups are working to successfully get off the ground thanks to programs offers in their support in Dubai. The free zone authority, for example, has simplified business licensing. “The DWTC Authority Free Zone offers an enhanced incentive for businesses thanks to its prime location, strong regulatory framework and leasing proposition.” According to the Department of Economic Development (DED), lately, the net number of FTZ operating licenses issued has increased a significant amount.
Many companies look at Dubai as a place to begin diversifying their core business and developing new capabilities. For all these reasons Dubai’s position as the premier business hub in the UAE is cementing.