Dubai tourism launches online reservations

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced the launch of a new online travel reservation system on its website that will save time and money. Visitors to can shop 24x7 for the best possible travel deals on hotel and hotel apartment bookings. In addition to the hotel and hotel apartment bookings, visitors to the website will soon be able to take advantage of car rentals, airline tickets, and tickets to attractions.
Mr. Suhail Buhelaiba, DTCM Director Information Technology, said: ‘There has been a tremendous demand for the online reservations facility for all that Dubai offers to the visitors. The DTCM has tied up with the market leader Travelocity to bring the best service.’

Travelocity is working with all the properties in Dubai to guarantee the best room rates.

Travelers can select from over 185 hotels and hotel apartments in Dubai, 28 car rental companies, all major cruise lines and hundreds of airlines to book travel services instantly and securely.

The hotel booking engine offers the quality and selection of major hotel brands at discounted rates and features full color hotel brochures. To accommodate the needs of global customers, hotel rooms can be booked in 12 languages and in over 160 currencies.

The airlines booking system, to be integrated early next year, is based on Travelocity’s Flight Navigatorsm, which empowers the visitor with the ability to execute advanced searches, scan fares and seat availability, compare dates, airlines and much more. An innovative feature of the airlines search indicates how many seats are left on a particular flight, alerting them that a particular fare may no longer be available soon.


The Car Rental Reservation Service, to be announced soon, will offer price comparisons in from up to five suppliers within the search results. This will include a matrix of available car classes and pricing for easy comparison of rates.

The user-friendly website attracts an average of 1.5 million page views a month. The website offers a wealth of useful information and online services. The website is available in six languages - English, Arabic, German, French, Spanish and Japanese.

All the brochures and publications are available for browsing and downloading at the website in addition to Dubai map, videos and photographs. A Web camera, the Dubai Map and hotel directory remains equally popular.

The DTCM has been a front-runner among the local government organizations in utilizing the Information Technology to promote tourism and trade to the emirate in addition to e-Services in line with the vision and objectives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.