Dubai continues to reaffirm its position as one of the world’s most open and welcoming cities to visitors from around the world, at a time when major world cities are trying to cope with the effects of the crisis that has plagued the year since the beginning of 2020. to overcome. , as Dubai took the lead in opening its global air traffic space on the seventh of July of the same year, thanks to its extremely rapid move and an integrated work strategy that enabled a return to the same strong performance rates in 2019, for all its vital sectors, the most important of which is the tourism and travel sector, which today are seeing new records achieved thanks to a number of global activities and events that have contributed to attracting growing numbers of visitors from the east and west of the world.
During 2021, Dubai, in collaboration with partners in the public and private sector, managed to attract 120 global business opportunities, either for the same year or for the following years. About 70,000 civil servants, decision-makers and experts attended the events held during the year 2021. This confirms Dubai’s position as a preferred destination for hosting global events to map the future of many key sectors and the role of innovation in to strengthen the drive for economic growth.
Dubai International Airport has retained its first position as the world’s busiest international airport for the eighth year in a row, as it received 29.1 million passengers during 2021. last quarter of the year. While preliminary forecasts indicate that the annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport is expected to reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022.
This achievement is due to the qualitative steps taken by Dubai and its aviation sector, which accelerated the recovery rates, which paved the way for the presentation of the biggest and biggest issue of the Dubai Air Show, and thus the first global event and formed large airlines. exhibition that will be held since the start of the global pandemic, in addition to the return of operational capacity at Dubai Airport. With the reopening of Concourse D and Concourse A in Terminal 1 as well as the airport, the arrival of new airlines that will connect Dubai to many destinations around the world is welcomed.
Expo 2020 Dubai was at the top of the tourism scene in Dubai with its launch from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, as part of a session that is the largest in the history of the ancient world show, dating back to the year 1851, and is the first what each participating country can be It has its own pavilion, with the participation of 192 countries.In the course of 182 days the event attracted 24 million and 102 thousand and 967 visits.
Under the slogan “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future”, the global event, with its first meeting in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, was the first event of this magnitude to be organized worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, while representing an exemplary opportunity to enable participating countries to discover new opportunities To move to the future and enter into partnerships and transactions that will enable the world to recover its economic activities, in addition to the great impact of the event as the most important forum for cultural and knowledge exchange in the world, where the exhibiting countries competed in promoting their investment opportunities and economic capabilities as well as their cultural heritage and knowledge supply Extremely diverse.
The World Government Summit, convened under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, at the end of March 2022, formed the largest government gathering in the world since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, where the summit attracted more than 30 international organizations and 4,000 personal heads of state and government, heads of international and regional organizations, elite experts, futurists, entrepreneurs and private leaders. sector, to provide the future of governments, to design paths and to find solutions that serve humanity.
“Global Village”, which is one of the largest cultural parks in the world and is unique in its position as the first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in the region, represents one of the most important annual activities that confirms Dubai’s position. as a major tourist destination in the region, with its great diversity as a forum that combines cultural interaction and fun. For all family members, the village closed its 26th season on May 7, which began on October 26 last year, and achieved a record number of visitors, which reached 7.8 million guests.
Global Village has seen a remarkable development into a great destination for multicultural entertainment that elevates the experiences of guests from the region and the world to new levels. This coincided with the active tourism movement seen by the United Arab Emirates as one of the most popular global destinations, with millions of visitors flocking there to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.
The 29th issue of the Arabian Travel Market was recently concluded in Dubai, attracting more than 23,000 visitors over four days at the Dubai World Trade Center. Industry leaders in the region and the world have come together to shape the future of international travel and tourism. exhibition observed The participation of 1,500 exhibitors from 150 countries, with a growth rate of more than 100% on an annual basis, indicating the prestigious position that Dubai enjoys as a qualitative center of gravity in the field of global tourism, and ‘ a strong starting point for the sector through the convergence of its organizers to monitor more growth opportunities during the stage to come.
In terms of the emirate’s tourism performance, Dubai received 3.97 million visitors from around the world during the period between January and March 2022, an increase of more than 214 percent compared to the same period in 2021, which is 1.27 million visitors, confirming the emirate’s position as a preferred destination for international visitors. to ensure guests.
Dubai was first on the list of the world’s best destinations for travelers for 2022, according to TripAdvisor, and the average hotel occupancy rate during the first quarter of this year reached 82 percent, surpassing its counterpart in major destinations on the global tourism map, and within a month March 2022, Dubai received 1.78 million international visitors, an increase of 11% compared to 1.61 million visitors in March 2019. Dubai hotels achieved remarkable growth during the first quarter of 2022 with the average daily room rate which reached (649 dirhams), and the length of stay of guests (4.3 nights). And the number of reserved nights “overnight” (10.22 million), compared to the figures recorded in the same period in 2019, which is 498 dirhams for the average daily price of the room, 3.5 nights for the length of guests ‘s stay, and 8.63 million for the number of reserved nights.
Factors such as continued local and international investment in the sector contributed to the increase in the number of hotel rooms, with an 8 percent increase in the number of hotel establishments and a 10 percent increase in the number of rooms compared to the same period in 2021 Dubai guests can now choose from a total of 769 A hotel facilities and 140 192 hotel rooms, compared to 716 hotel facilities and 117 434 rooms during the first quarter of 2019 before the start of the “Covid-19” pandemic.
Dubai occupies an advanced position worldwide as one of the leading entities in the field of “food tourism”, as it ranks first in the “City Lovers” category and fourth in the “Food Lovers” category in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for the year 2022, an achievement that reflects the attractiveness of Dubai. In this area, it could improve its position as the global capital of cuisine, especially with the announcement that it has joined the family of the “Michelin Guide”, and the announcement of the arrival of the “Gault & Millau” brand, ‘ a leading specialist in luxury dining experiences to the city.
In addition, 16 Dubai restaurants have managed to book their places on the list of the 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, while Dubai houses more than 12,000 restaurants and cafes, offering the city’s amazing international food. and compose liquor scene, inspired by the cultures of more than 200 different nationalities. .
The ninth edition of the “Dubai Food Festival” was held from 2 to 15 May in Dubai, organized by the Dubai Festival and Retail Corporation, one of the institutions of the Department of Economics and Tourism in Dubai, to promote Dubai’s global position as the capital of cuisine in the region, with a display of the most delicious food and dishes from various countries of the world, where the festival brought gourmets on an exceptional journey to test the great diversity of cuisine in the city, which is the most delicious international cuisine, as well as what is known for the Emirati cuisine of authentic and clear.
Within the framework of the leading position that Dubai enjoys in the sports world, and its ability to host and organize the biggest international tournaments and the most powerful international competitions, Dubai hosted many major sporting events, especially the final of the 2021 Cricket. World Cup in its seventh edition, with the participation of 16 teams from different continents, the world.
Dubai’s sports calendar is packed throughout the year with many international tournaments awaiting sports fans around the world, contributing to the increase in the number of international visitors: the Dubai World Cup, which is one of the most expensive horse races around the world and its most important. price reaches $ 12 million, while The event attracts the strongest horses, the most important owners, the most skilled riders and trainers from all over the world.
Among the major tournaments hosted in Dubai are the “Dubai Desert Classic Championship”, which attracts the biggest golf stars from around the world, and the “Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships”, in which the Russian Andrei Rublev, ranks second and seventh. is. in the world, won the Cup of its thirtieth session, held in February last.
Dubai continues to enhance its attractiveness as the best city to live, work and visit in the world by diversifying the options it offers to meet all requirements, and creating a safe atmosphere that preserves visitors’ safety and ensure their happiness at all times. as a wide range of events that attract participants and visitors from around the world. Based on many encouraging factors, the most important of which is its medium geographical location, the great diversity of its cultural and social structure, and its leading capabilities in the fields of travel and tourism, which are some of the best, most efficient and quality in the world.
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