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When it comes to what lies ahead, Sidh N.C., director, QnA International, quoted H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler, Dubai, saying, “The race for excellence has no finish line,” also adding, “Dubai is always developing existing spectacular services, with amazing new attractions, luxury and mid-range hotels, jaw dropping venues and infrastructure projects.”

James Britchford, vice president, sales and marketing, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, noted 2017 had been a great year for the general travel and tourism industry in Dubai, with close to 12 million visitors up to September, reflecting a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2016.

BOASTING EXCELLENT MEETING FACILITIES, MULTIPLE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND PLENTY TO DO ONCE WORK IS OVER, IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT DUBAI IS LISTED AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR MICE BUSINESS.

DUBAI'S TOURISM VISION FOR 2020 AIMS TO FURTHER LEVERAGE THE SECTOR BY BROADENING THE EMIRATE'S OFFERING ACROSS EVENTS, ATTRACTIONS, INFASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES WHILE ALSO INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REPEAT VISITS.

In order to accomplish its goals of broadening its tourism offering and increasing awareness of the emirate, DTCM has formed working partnerships with both public and private sectors in Dubai and abroad.

Like many Middle Eastern governments, Dubai is committed to moving away from its reliance on oil revenues and has named tourism as central pillar of economic growth and diversification.

AS THE WORLD’S FOURTH MOST VISITED DESTINATION IN 2016, DUBAI IS A METROPOLIS ON EVERY TRAVELLER’S BUCKET LIST.

HAILED AS ONE OF THE FIRST HOLISTIC WELLNESS RESORTS IN THE REGION, SAMIR ARORA, GENERAL MANAGER, RETREAT PALM DUBAI MGALLERY BY SOFITEL, EXPLAINS WHAT WILL MAKE THE PROPERTY STAND OUT ONCE IT OPENS THIS SUMMER.

BOASTING SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL SIMILARITIES WITH THE MIDDLE EAST, THE MALDIVES HAS PROVEN TO BE AN EXTREMELY WELCOMING RETREAT FOR DISCERNING ARAB GLOBETROTTERS.

Following a meeting between Amadeus IT Group and Al Tayyar Travel Group (ATTG), at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, the parties have signed a new partnership agreement.