Dubai confirms its position as the most open city in the world with international events

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Dubai continues to maintain its position as one of the most open and hospitable cities in the world for visitors from all over the world, at a time when major global cities are seeking to overcome the consequences of the crisis that has affected the world since the beginning of 2020 This was evident in Dubai’s success in attracting 4 million visitors during the first quarter of 2022.

Dubai was 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 pace. of performance in 2019, for all its importance. sectors, among which the most important is the tourism and travel sector, which today is marking the achievement of new records, thanks to a series of international activities and events, which have contributed to attracting an increasing number of visitors from the East. and the West of the world.

During 2021, Dubai, in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors, managed to attract 120 global business events, either for the same year or for the following years.

Around 70,000 government officials, decision-makers and experts took part in the events that took place during 2021, which confirms Dubai’s position as a preferred destination for organizing global events to determine the future of many vital sectors and enhance the role of innovation in advancing economic growth. .

Dubai International Airport topped the list of the busiest international airports in the world, for the eighth year in a row, after receiving 29.1 million passengers during 2021, exceeding the annual passenger traffic, the initial expectations for the number of passengers, with a relative. estimated increase in half a million passengers, as a result of increased air traffic during the last quarter of the year.

While preliminary expectations show that the annual passenger traffic at the airport is expected to reach 58 million passengers by the end of 2022.

This achievement comes as a result of the qualitative steps taken by Dubai and its aviation sector, which accelerated the pace of recovery and paved the way for the reception of the largest and largest edition of the Dubai Airshow, thus forming the first event global and major air show. , which will be held from the beginning of the global pandemic.

In addition to restoring operational capacity at Dubai Airport by 100%, with the reopening of Competition D and Competition A, to Terminal 1, as well as the airport welcoming the entry of new airlines, which will connect Dubai with many destinations around the world.

The biggest event in the history of the Expo

Expo 2020 Dubai topped the tourism scene in Dubai, with work starting on October 1, 2021 and continuing until March 31, 2022, within a cycle that is the largest in the history of the World Antique Exhibition, which dates back to the founding of in 1851 and is the first available Each participating country has its own pavilion, with the participation of 192 countries. Over 182 days, the event attracted 24 million 102 thousand 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 large-scale event organized globally since the beginning of the pandemic. . . He represented an exemplary opportunity to enable the participating countries of the world to discover new opportunities to move towards the future.

Completion of partnerships and agreements that enable the world to resume its economic activities, in addition to the great impact of the event, as the most important forum for cultural exchange and knowledge in the world, where exhibitors competed to promote their investment and economic opportunities. skills as well as their cultural heritage and knowledge stock.Extremely diverse.

world government summit

World Government Summit, with its meeting under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, God forbid, at the end of March 2022, constituted the most great. gathering around the world, since the onset 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 and foresight experts, entrepreneurs and private sector leaders, to predict the future of governments, to design paths, and invent solutions that serve humanity.

Global village

“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 confirm Dubai . is positioned as a major tourist destination in the region, with its great diversity.

As an event that combines cultural interaction and entertainment for all family members, the village concluded on May 7 its 26th season, which launched on October 26, with a record number of visitors, nearly 8 million guests.

The village has experienced tremendous development, to become a major destination for multicultural entertainment, which raises to new levels the experiences of guests from the region and the world. This coincided with the active tourism movement witnessed by the UAE as one of the most popular global destinations, with millions of guests flocking to it to visit Expo 2020 Dubai.

Strong tourist performance

The 29th edition of the Arabian Travel Market recently closed in Dubai, attracting more than 23,000 visitors over four days at the World Trade Center in Dubai.

The exhibition witnessed the participation of 1500 exhibitors from 150 countries, with an increase of more than 100% on an annual basis, which shows the prestigious position that Dubai enjoys, as a quality 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 tourism performance of the emirate, Dubai received nearly 4 million visitors from all over the world during the first quarter of 2022, achieving an increase of more than 214%, compared to the same period of 2021, in which it recorded 1.27 million visitors. , which confirms the position of the emirate as a favorite destination for international visitors and this after it managed to increase travelers’ trust in it, as a safe destination by implementing preventive measures, to guarantee the health and safety of its guests.

Dubai topped the list of the world’s best travel destinations for 2022, according to TripAdvisor, and the average hotel occupancy rate during the first quarter reached 82%, surpassing its counterpart in the top destinations on the global map of tourism and during the month In March, Dubai received 1.78 million international visitors, an increase of 11%, compared to 1.61 million visitors in March 2019.

Dubai hotels achieved tremendous growth during the first quarter, with the average daily price of a room reaching 649 dirhams, the length of stay of guests 4.3 nights and the number of booked nights “per night” 10.22 million nights, compared to figures recorded 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 reserved nights.

Factors such as continued domestic and international investment in this sector contributed to the increase in the number of hotel rooms, with an increase of 8% in the number of hotel facilities and 10% in the number of rooms, compared to the same period of 2021.

Visitors to Dubai 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, before the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The capital of culinary art

Dubai occupies a globally advanced position, as one of the distinguished entities in the field of “food tourism”, as it has won first place in the category “City Lovers”, and fourth in the category “Food Lovers”, in the Passenger Selection. Awards from TripAdvisor for 2022, an achievement that reflects how attractive Dubai is in this area.

Dubai was able to improve its position as the global gastronomy capital, especially with the announcement of its merger with the Michelin Guide family and the announcement of the arrival of the Gault & Millau brand, which specializes in luxury dining. experiences in the city.

In addition, 16 restaurants in Dubai were able to reserve positions in the list of the 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, while Dubai hosts more than 12,000 restaurants and cafes, which together paint the magnificent international scene of city food and drink. inspired by the cultures of more than 200 different nationalities.

And was held in Dubai from 2 to 15 May, the ninth session of the “Dubai Food Festival”, organized by “Dubai Festivals and Retail Corporation”, one of the institutions of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, to celebrate the global position of Dubai, as the culinary arts capital of the region, with a presentation of the most delicious foods and dishes from around the world.

Where the festival brought together gourmets on an extraordinary journey to test the great diversity of culinary arts, to the city where the most delicious cuisines of world-famous cuisines are offered, as well as the famous and authentic cuisine of the Emirates.

International sporting events

In the context of Dubai’s distinguished position in the world of sports, and its ability to host and host major international tournaments and the most powerful international competitions, Dubai has hosted many major sporting events, particularly the 2021 Cricket Finals. World Cup, in the seventh edition, with the participation of 16 teams from different countries. Continents of the world.

Throughout the year, Dubai’s sports calendar is filled with many international tournaments awaiting sports fans around the world, which contribute to increasing the number of international visitors: the Dubai World Cup, which is one of the most expensive horse races in worldwide, and its top prize is $ 12 million. The event attracts the strongest horses, the most important owners, the most capable riders and trainers, from all over the world.

Among the main tournaments organized 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, ranked second in the championship , and seventh in the world, won the Cup of its thirtieth session, held last February.


Dubai continues to increase its attractiveness as the best city to live, work and visit in the world, diversifying the options it offers to meet all requirements, and with its safe atmosphere that maintains the safety of visitors and ensures happiness their at any time. in addition to the wide range of events that attract participants and visitors from different parts of the world, based on many encouraging factors, among which the most important are its average geographical location, the great diversity of its cultural and social structure, as well as skills in the fields of travel and tourism, which are among the best, most efficient and highest quality in the world.


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