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Dubai tourism


World Expo 2020 to boost tourism across GCC

Dubai's bid 'part of government's vision for sustainable national development'

December 5, 2013 9:58
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum

Dubai’s ascent on the tourism ladder

15 million tourists are expected to visit the city in 2015.

July 28, 2013 4:01
Dubai 7th most popular destination

Dubai ranked as 7th most popular destination

In terms of inbound international visitors this year, the emirate outranks Rome, Barcelona and Hong Kong...

May 29, 2013 6:36
Dubai's tourism income may treble by 2020

Dubai to treble tourism income by 2020

Occupancy at Dubai's 599 hotels, which have 80,500 rooms combined, was 78 percent in 2012.

May 5, 2013 9:53

Chatting with the man behind Dubai City Pass

Vali 'Shekson' talks about social media, creativity and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

December 11, 2012 1:31
Dubai Real Estate landscape

Dubai plans ‘Mall of the World’ and other big things

"The current facilities available in Dubai need to be scaled up in line with the future ambitions for the city," Sheikh Mohammed said.

November 25, 2012 8:45
Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic

Dubai Airport traffic soars high

"We are on track to meet the annual projected traffic of 56.5 million passengers, which will bring us very close to Dubai International's operational capacity of 60 million passengers per annum"

July 30, 2012 12:28
Dubai Landmark Burj Khalifa

On faking it

Dubai is all set to launch yet another tourist attraction in a bid to outdo other countries vying for the tourism pie.

July 8, 2012 5:20
UAE Inbound tourism to increase over five years –Visa GM

UAE Inbound tourism to increase over five years –Visa GM

Visitors to the UAE have reportedly spent at least $3.1 billion last year, which is a 20 percent increase from the previous year—and those are just the ones using Visa cards.

August 14, 2011 1:12
Living la vida Local—Domestic tourism is here to stay

Living la vida Local—Domestic tourism is here to stay

Saudi Arabia is toying with the idea of local tourism. Precious de Leon wonders if a strong committed shift towards interregional can work on the UAE’s lukewarm tourism sector.

August 14, 2011 12:49