Dubai confirms its position as the world’s most open city with international events that attract visitors

  • “Dubai Airport” is the first in the world in the number of passengers for the eighth year
  • «Expo» is at the top of the scene with more than 24 million visits
  • World Government Summit brings together 4,000 officials
  • Global Village attracts nearly 8 million visitors
  • The Arabian Travel Market attracted 23,000 visitors, with 100% growth.
  • 12,000 restaurants and cafes form the scene of the sector in Dubai
  • International sporting events such as the “Dubai World Cup” and “Dubai Desert Classic”

Dubai: “The Gulf”
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 global cities are trying to overcome the effects of the crisis that has plagued the world since its inception. 2020. ; Dubai took the lead in opening its global air traffic space on July 7 of the same year, thanks to its extremely fast movement and an integrated work strategy that enabled a return to the same strong performance rates in 2019, for all its key sectors , the most important of which is the tourism and travel sector, which is testifying today.The achievement of new records thanks to a number of international activities and opportunities that have contributed to attracting a growing number of visitors from the east and west of the world. During 2021, Dubai has managed to partner with public and private sector partners to attract 120 global business opportunities, either for the same year or for subsequent years. About 70,000 government officials and decision-makers attended the events organized during 2021. experts, reaffirming Dubai’s position as a preferred destination for hosting global opportunities to map the future of many key sectors and strengthen the role of innovation in driving economic growth. Dubai International Airport 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, annual passenger traffic exceeded initial expectations for the number of passengers, with a relative increase estimated at half a million passengers due to the increase in air traffic during the 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 hosting the biggest and biggest issue of the Dubai Air Show, and thus the first global event and formed large air show. exhibition that will be held since the start of the global pandemic, in addition to the return of operational capacity at Dubai Airport. 100% international, with the reopening of Concourse D and Concourse A in Terminal 1, as well as the airport that will connect the arrival of new airlines connecting Dubai with many destinations around the world. 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 1851, and is the first for each participating country to be It has its own pavilion, with the participation of 192 countries; The 182-day event attracted 24.1 million visits.

  • world government summit

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; The summit attracted more than 30 international organizations and 4,000 heads of state and government, heads of international and regional organizations, elite experts, prospects, entrepreneurs and private sector leaders to provide the future of governments, design roads and solutions. to find what to serve mankind.

  • The global village

The “Global Village”, which is one of the largest cultural parks in the world, is unique in its position as the first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment in the region, and 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, with a record number of visitors reaching 7.8 million guests.
The Global Village has witnessed a remarkable development to become an important 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.

  • Strong tourism performance

The 29th edition of the “Arab Travel Market” exhibition recently concluded in Dubai, attracting more than 23,000 visitors over the course of four days, held at the Dubai World Trade Center. Where industry leaders in the region and the world met to shape the future of international travel and tourism, the exhibition witnessed the participation of 1,500 exhibitors from 150 countries, with a growth rate of more than 100% on an annual basis , which points to 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 those in charge of it to monitor more growth opportunities during the next phase.
4 million visitors
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 visitors.It has succeeded in increasing the confidence of travelers in it as a safe destination by introducing preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of its guests ensure. Dubai was first on the list of the world’s best destinations for travelers for 2022, according to Trip Advisor, and the average hotel occupancy rate during the first quarter of this year reached 82%, surpassing its counterpart in major destinations on the global tourism map, and within a month of 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 (649 dirhams) and 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 stay of guests, 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 increase of 8 percent in the number of hotel establishments, and 10 percent in the number of rooms compared to the same period in 2021. A total of 769 hotel establishments and 140 192 hotel rooms, compared to 716 hotel establishments, and 117 434 rooms during the first quarter of 2019 before the start of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

  • Culinary Arts Capital

Dubai occupies an advanced position worldwide as one of the leading destinations in the field of “food tourism”; It won first place 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 Dubai’s appeal in this field; This could strengthen his position as the world capital of cuisine, especially with the announcement that he had joined the family of the “Michelin Guide” and the announcement of the arrival of the “Gault & Millau” brand, a pioneer and specialist in delicious 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. .

  • Dubai Kos

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 an overview of the most delicious food and dishes from various countries of the world; The festival brought gourmets on an exceptional journey to test the vast variety of cuisine in the city, offering the most delicious of world-famous cuisine, as well as the famous authentic Emirati cuisine.
International sporting events

  • Dubai Sports Calendar

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.
The Dubai sports calendar is packed throughout the year with many international championships 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 reaches its grand prize $ 12 million, while The event attracts the strongest horses, the most important owners, the most skilled riders and trainers from around 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, the second selected Russian, won the championship and seventh in the world with 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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