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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. This was evident in Dubai’s success in attracting 4 million visitors during the first quarter of 2022.
Dubai became the first to open its airspace to global air traffic, on July 7 of the same year, thanks to its very fast movement and integrated work strategy, which enabled it to return to the same strong performance rates in 2019, for all its essential sectors, the most important of which is the tourism and travel sector, which today bear witness to the achievement of new records, thanks to a number of international activities and opportunities, which have contributed to growing numbers of visitors from the East and West of the world.
During 2021, Dubai, in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors, managed to attract 120 global business opportunities, either for the same year or for the following years.
Around 70,000 civil servants, decision-makers and experts attended the events organized during 2021, confirming Dubai’s position as a preferred destination for hosting global events to chart the future of many key sectors and the role of innovation in promoting to strengthen economic growth. …
“Dubai International Airport” has maintained the lead of the world’s busiest international airports for the eighth year in a row, having received 29.1 million passengers during 2021, reflecting the annual passenger traffic, the initial expectations for the number of passengers, exceeded, 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 expectations indicate that the annual passenger traffic at the airport is expected to reach 58 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, and which paved the way for the presentation of the biggest and biggest issue of the Dubai Airshow, and thus the first global event and formed large airlines. exhibition, held since the beginning of the global pandemic.
In addition to the 100% return of operational capacity at Dubai Airport, with the reopening of Concourse D and Concourse A, in Terminal 1, as well as the airport welcoming the entry of new airlines, Dubai with many destinations around the world.
The largest session in the history of Expo
Expo 2020 Dubai was at the top of the tourism scene in Dubai, starting its work on the first of October 2021, and continuing it until 31 March 2022, within a cycle that is the largest in the history of the ancient world exhibition, dating back after its founding in 1851, and is the first available Each participating country 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 world event, with its first meeting in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, was the first event of its great magnitude, organized worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic. It was an exemplary opportunity to enable the participating countries of the world to discover new opportunities to move into the future.
Closing of partnerships and transactions that 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 the promotion of their investment opportunities and economic capabilities, as well as their cultural heritage and knowledge supply Extremely diverse.
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, 4,000 heads of state and government, heads of international and regional organizations, elite experts and prospects, entrepreneurs and private sector leaders to provide the future of governments, design roads and develop solutions. find. which serves mankind.
The global village
The ‘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, is one of the most important annual activities that Dubai’s position as’ a major tourist destination in the region, with its great diversity.
As an event that combines cultural interaction and fun for all family members, the village closed its 26th season on May 7, which launched on October 26, with a record number of visitors, nearly 8 million guests.
The town has undergone a remarkable development to become an important destination for multicultural entertainment, elevating the experiences of guests from the region and the world to new levels. This coincided with the active tourism movement seen by the UAE as one of the most popular global destinations, with millions of visitors flocking there to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.
Strong tourism performance
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.
The exhibition witnessed 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 next phase.
In terms of the emirate’s tourism performance, Dubai received almost 4 million visitors from around the world during the first quarter of 2022, an increase of more than 214% compared to the same period in 2021, in which it reached 1.27 million visitors, confirming the emirate’s position as a preferred destination for international visitors. to ensure the safety of its 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 reached 82%, surpassing its counterpart in major destinations on the global tourism map, and during the month as of March, 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, with the average daily price of a room reaching 649 dirhams, the duration of guests staying 4.3 nights, and the number of nights booked “overnight” 10 , 22 million nights, compared to the figures given in the same period of 2019, which is 498 dirhams for the average daily price per room, 3.5 nights for the length of stay of guests and 8.63 million for the number of nights booked .
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% in the number of hotel establishments, and 10% in the number of rooms, compared to the same period in 2021.
Dubai guests can now choose from a total of 769 hotel facilities and 140,192 hotel rooms, compared to 716 hotel facilities and 117,434 rooms during the first quarter of 2019, ahead of the start of the “Covid 19” pandemic.
The capital of cuisine
Dubai occupies an advanced position worldwide, as one of the leading entities in the field of “food tourism”, as it won first place in the “City Lovers” category, and fourth in the “Food Lovers” category, in TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards for the year 2022, an achievement that reflects how attractive Dubai is in this area.
Dubai was able to strengthen its position as the global capital of gastronomy, 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, which specializes in luxury eateries experiences to the city.
In addition, 16 restaurants in Dubai were able to maintain positions 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, composing the amazing international food and beverage scene in the city. , inspired by the cultures of more than 200 different nationalities. .
And it was held from 2 to 15 May in Dubai, the ninth session of the “Dubai Food Festival”, organized by the “Dubai Festivals and Retail Corporation”, one of the institutions of the Department of Economics and Tourism in Dubai, to celebrates the global position of Dubai, as the capital of cuisine in the region, with a presentation of the most delicious Food and dishes from around the world.
Where the festival brought gourmets on an exceptional journey to test the great diversity of cuisine, in the city where the most delicious of world-famous cuisine is available, as well as the famous and authentic Emirati cuisine.
International sporting events
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 countries. Continents of the world.
Throughout the year, the Dubai sports calendar is packed 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 grand prize is $ 12 million. 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 by 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 in the championship has, and seventh in the world, won the Cup of its thirtieth session last February.
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 with its safe atmosphere that enhances visitors’ safety preserve and ensure their happiness at all times, in addition to the wide range of opportunities that attract participants and visitors from different parts of 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 exceptional capabilities in the field of travel and tourism, which are some of the best, most efficient and quality in the world.
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