Dubai International’s monthly passenger traffic has surpassed the 4.5 million mark for the second month in a row, according to a report by Dubai Airports. The airport, which currently has an annual capacity of 60 million passengers, will step this up to 75 million passengers by next year with the opening of Concourse 3, an A380 facility dedicated for use by Emirates Airline.
Abdullah Bin Suwaidan, Director Inward Missions, Dubai Tourism talks to BTN about tapping into new markets and playing host to the World Travel Awards in April.
Tonight, Emaar Properties, the Burj Khalifa’s development company, is expecting hundreds of thousands if visitors to what has become the focal point for Dubai’s New Year’s Eve festivities.
With five million Brits taking flight this festive season, research by Dubai Tourism into Britain’s holiday food habits exposes British travellers as reluctant tasters of foreign foods.
The Royal Salute United Arab Emirates Nations Cup is set to return to the Desert Palm Retreat from January 7th–13th 2012. Six international teams - from the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, Hungary, Pakistan, Brunei and the Rest of the World – will compete for the top prizes.
India has overtaken Britain as the biggest tourism source market to Dubai. The stellar growth of the Indian economy has given to a ten percent rise in its nationals visiting the emirate over the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from the Dubai Department of Tourism.
Hot on the heels of hosting the incredibly successful World Travel Awards in May when it was voted “Middle East’s Leading Destination”, Dubai has reported that its hotel industry has enjoyed strong growth for the first quarter of 2011.
The Meydan is Dubai’s new sporting and business hub, and the home of Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest and most glamorous horse race.
Dubai is gearing up for the opening of its long-awaited metro system in September.
More private equity and government initiatives are necessary to facilitate increased investment in developing Arabia’s tourism infrastructure, says Sarmad Zok, Chief Executive Officer of the region’s largest private hotel investor.