The entertainment industry in Middle East and Africa and in particular in Dubai is embedded with opportunities that arise due to the rising tourism numbers in the region. The total contribution of the travel and tourism sector to UAE’s GDP was an impressive Dhs164.7 billion which translates to 11.1 per cent of the total GDP in 2018. A figure expected to rise by 4.9 per cent annually by 2027.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) announced the 2018 annual results for the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which saw the trade hub and events venue host 3.43 million delegates for the first time in its history
The latest achievements and ongoing of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and their efforts to develop the emirate’s tourism sector, and grow its position as one of the key global cities for leading eco-tourism and luxury hospitality projects and experiences, will all be under focus at the upcoming edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2019), which comes back to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), between April 28 – May 1, 2019.
We had arrived in Fez that day. A man had grabbed our bags from the taxi and led us at a half-run through the first gate, then another, over a small footbridge and deep into the labyrinth of 9,600 narrow lanes inside the ancient walled city.
Ever since the Ukrainian government opened Chernobyl to tourists in 2011, the number of annual visitors continues to climb. Last year, the government reported nearly 72,000 visitors, up from 50,000 the year before.
In partnership with stakeholders across the city, Dubai Business Events (DBE) secured several bids for major meetings, conferences and incentive programmees over the course of the first quarter of the year, winning events that are set to make a significant economic impact on the city. Combined with a busy calendar of activities both in Dubai and around the world,
The Arabian Travel Market, the region’s leading international travel and tourism event is all set to raise its curtains on Sunday, bringing together over 2,800 exhibitors from across the world.
Middle Easterners who plan to have their holidays in the US sunny Golden State of California will have the chance to experience going through their “own mini airport” at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board president and CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. told Gulf Today: “I already asked some of the tour operators (here) to develop a package for (this amenity).”
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) organised a number of cultural activities across the emirate to promote reading as a leisure activity, particularly amongst the younger generation. The activities included specialised book fairs, with DCT Abu Dhabi offering up to 50% discounts on more than 400 titles published by the Department.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged for the creation of a tourism corridor between member countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in order to promote regional connectivity. While addressing a leaders’ round table conference in China, the prime minister congratulated President Xi Jinping on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and said that China is an example of “a great success of the modern age.”