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Issam Kazim, Executive Director of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Trade Marketing, confirmed that Dubai continues to launch various initiatives through which it increases its competitive position on the international stage, as well as consolidating its attractiveness as a destination capable of providing experiences. multiple and options for visitors, as well as consolidating its position as a hub for innovation and an incubator for creativity and a multiple destination. Cultures are characterized by security and safety and enjoy a world-class infrastructure, to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, God bless him, to strengthen Dubai’s position as a favorite global destination for life, work and visit.
Kazim noted that the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai has launched several initiatives in this regard, including the “Pension in Dubai” program, to receive retirees and offer them all the amenities to live a remarkable life. in a city with a modern city. lifestyle, noting that the program witnessed a participation from a wide segment, from this category of many countries of the world. As for the distance work program, which extends over a one-year period, it offers the opportunity to live, work and enjoy the most wonderful times in the Emirates.
In a press release on the occasion of the launch of the Arabian Travel Market 2022 activities today, Kazemi stressed that the new facilities recently issued for obtaining tourist visas will contribute to increasing the number of international visitors from around the world to the UAE. United Arab Emirates. in general and Dubai in particular, especially as it has a developed infrastructure, and enjoys With world-class tourist potentials and airports connecting the city with various international destinations. Noting that these decisions improve Dubai’s competitive position on the international stage and increase its attractiveness as a destination capable of providing many experiences and opportunities for visitors, as well as supporting the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism’s strategy to attract more international visitors and provide them with the best experiences to motivate them to repeat the visit. This will reflect positively on various economic sectors and increase the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP.
The Executive Director of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commercial Marketing stressed that the tremendous growth and performance achieved by the tourism sector in Dubai over the past year confirms the successful strategy that was implemented, in addition to the precautionary and preventive measures that were initially. applied to tackle and manage the pandemic across sectors, including trade and tourism.Noting that Dubai attracted 7.28 million international visitors last year, a 32% increase over the same period in 2020, which confirms the importance of the effective role it plays. in the recovery of the global tourism sector, and also demonstrates that it is taking sustainable steps to achieve sustainable growth, in As part of its relentless effort to become the world’s favorite destination for life, work and visit, he explained that Dubai, in light of the expansion it is experiencing and its efforts to receive more visitors, as well as its vision of being the world’s favorite destination for life, work and visit, is undoubtedly inclined to motivate investors to create various projects and including hotel facilities of all categories, as well as other tourism projects.
He stressed that according to the latest statistics on the number of hotel facilities in Dubai by February 2022, it has reached 763 facilities offering 139,069 hotel rooms. The results confirm the increase in the number of rooms reserved during the first two months of this year to 6.30 million rooms, compared to 4.81 million rooms for the same period of 2021, and room revenues amounted to 483 dirhams, compared with 254 dirhams for the same period of 2021. There is no doubt that the organization of the Expo 2020 Dubai exhibition, in a six-month period, starting from October to March 2022, has significantly contributed to the increase in demand for accommodation in hotel facilities, in addition to other options that offer visitors exceptional experiences.
Regarding the most prominent hotel projects that are expected to open soon, Kazim said: “In light of the renaissance that Dubai is experiencing, and the increase in the number of international visitors to it, as well as the incentives it offers to encourage investors to set up projects their tourist, we are witnessing the entry of new facilities in the market every year “, noting that it is The Royal Atlantis Residences, the architectural icon in the Palm crescent together with the famous Atlantis resort, is planned to open during quarter 2022. When fully completed, Royal Atlantis Residences will provide 231 apartments and 795 luxury guest rooms and suites on more than 10 acres of land.Inside the resort.
W Dubai Mina Seyahi will also join the list of five-star hotels in Dubai, and is scheduled to open during the third quarter of 2022 and will consist of 318 rooms and suites. It features a gorgeous design and wide sea views from the private balconies. The Radisson Hotels Group also unveiled the opening of the Radisson Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel & Resort in the second quarter of 2022, consisting of 389 rooms and 5 food and beverage outlets.
The first Marriott Resort is also scheduled to open in the famous Palm Jumeirah in the summer of 2022, and “Marriott The Palm Resort” will include 608 guest rooms, eight restaurants and multi-purpose lounges, in addition to a world-class spa and fitness facilities for children. The hotel is just a few steps away from the recently opened West Beach Park.
The Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel & Resort will open in September 2022, offering a new luxury style to West Beach. Lana, a subsidiary of the Dorches Tree Group, will open in the fourth quarter of 2022 in the Burj Khalifa area of Dubai and the hotel is housed in a 30-storey tower. It will have 156 rooms and 69 suites.
The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism is pursuing a market diversification strategy, according to Kazim, which shows that the department is constantly monitoring key and promising markets to see the extent of their opening and the progress they are making in easing travel restrictions. in order to try to attract more international visitors from them. Different from the target audience as well as deal with celebrities and influencers to present more about Dubai’s tourism potential. In addition to holding exciting festivals and events throughout the year, as well as global business events, as well as establishing more partnerships with the most well-known companies and authorities in the travel and tourism sector. In addition to benefiting from the legacy left by Expo 2020 Dubai.
Kazim noted that Dubai has succeeded, by pursuing the highest standards of health and safety, and with the support and cooperation of partners, in increasing the confidence of residents and visitors in the city as one of the safest cities in the world, and as as a result of this provision. of economic incentives and exemptions that contributed to easing the financial burden on investors, as well as hotel facilities.
On what Dubai will offer to the world during the summer season, Kazim said: “Dubai launches a set of activities and activities during the summer period, and it should be noted that the ‘Eid celebrations in Dubai’, including concerts and events that add Also, the ninth edition of the Dubai Food Festival will kick off on May 2 and run until May 15, offering food lovers a range of great events and performances that enhance Dubai’s position as the capital of culinary arts in the region. ” He added: “We are also on a date this year with the celebration of the silver jubilee of ‘Dubai Summer Surprises 2022’, which has always contributed to the strengthening of Dubai’s position as one of the most important and prominent tourist destinations in year, even during the summer, which is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, God bless him, to do “Dubai is the best city in the world to live, work and visit. This event is characterized by promotions, mega discounts, tremendous awards and unique entertainment events.”
Regarding the participation of “Dubai Economy and Tourism” in the Arabian Travel Market exhibition, Kazim said that the event is one of the most important international exhibitions in the global travel and tourism sector, because it is considered one of the important tools that helps increase and recover sector. It also helps exhibitors gain a competitive edge by increasing sales, communicating with key decision makers, building an extensive network of relationships, as well as gathering information on the latest technologies and innovations and promoting brands. He added: “Our participation comes to communicate with our partners from different parts of the world, as well as to review the tourism potentials that Dubai enjoys, in addition to the possibility of establishing partnerships with the most renowned international organizations that would contribute to the advancement.” of the tourism, travel and hospitality sectors and those related to them. As well as promoting festivals and events organized by Dubai during the upcoming period.
Achievements of the United Arab Emirates
Expo 2020 Dubai provided an opportunity to present the world with the achievements of the United Arab Emirates in general and Dubai in particular, according to Kazemi, who stressed that the event also contributed, over six months, to the advancement of the tourism sector. in Dubai, as its effects appeared on the prosperity of a number of sectors such as hospitality and retail. And the development of real estate, construction, aviation, transport and others, which have increased the status and power of the emirate’s tourism sector. Expo 2020 Dubai also contributed to consolidating Dubai’s position on the world map as an important tourist and investment destination.
Kazim explained that cruise tourism is one of the most important pillars of the tourism and travel sector in Dubai, as the position of the emirate as a major destination for cruise ships has been established over the last ten years, while Dubai today is a major gateway and a ideal starting point for tourists wishing to explore the Arabian Gulf region. Dubai recently opened its cruise tourism season, taking advantage of the addition of a number of new ports to its list of international ports, including Dubai Harbor. He noted that the Department of Economy and Tourism is keen to work closely with various partners and local and international actors to provide advanced infrastructure and outstanding facilities. In an effort to make Dubai a major docking station for international ships of navigation in the region and a main gateway for navigation in the Gulf region.
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