The passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International Airport (DXB) last month, with passenger growth of 5.
The UAE is almost completing the draft of a new Foreign Investment Law which allows 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses in certain sectors, revealed the Economy Minister of the country, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri.
About 20 million passengers are expected to use the future mega airport hub in Dubai, namely, the Al Maktoum International at DWC, in 2020, due to increasing passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport.
Emirates Airline has just announced daily flights to Orlando, Florida in the US from 1st September this year, as a part of its expansion programmes.
The UK has announced the offer of a super-priority visa service at its application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, effective today.
Around the globe, you will find that the most popular tourist hotspots have spent decades building their infrastructure and reputation to attract visitors from the world over, so Dubai's quick ascension as a premier travel destination has certainly got people turning heads. Credit is due to the intelligent efforts of Dubai's government; because of it, Dubai tourism has exploded within a short span of time.
Dubai (Dubayy), like its neighbors, sits on rich oil resources, but really first attracted attention as a tourist destination with its annual Shopping Festival. With royal foresight, it was the Sheikh of Dubai who saw the need to create another form of trade to support its economy, knowing the eventuality of oil resources would run out one day and an annual event wasn’t enough. And so began the plans to convert Dubai into a luxurious holiday and vacation spot and a commercial center as well. Today, a large portion of the money earned by the old oil economy is now being pumped into promoting Dubai travel and tourism. Dubai is now known as a premier travel destination, with recreation, dining and entertainment for every age group.
Dubai already attracts thousands of business professionals on a daily basis. Located centrally where Europe, Africa, and Asia meet, Dubai accommodates well for the convening of international business. With this in mind, many facilities in Dubai have been built to facilitate tradeshows and exhibitions. The most popular of these is the Dubai World Trade Center.
Dubai boasts of magnificent resorts like the Burj Al Arab, seven-star hotels, world-renowned golf courses, desert safaris, snowboarding on sand dunes and indoor skiing and of course, some of the best shopping in the world. Dubai also offers much for the family: water parks, museums, historical sites, beaches and the zoo. With the cooler weather months from October to April, Dubai makes for a leisurely, enjoyable holiday stay. Cricket matches, camel racing, major sporting events and the Dubai Summer Surprises are just a sampling of what this exciting city has to offer. The combination of all these amenities in a sheltered and luxurious setting, have made Dubai one of the top vacation destinations in the world.
A sparkling gem in the desert, the city of Dubai is host to more than 11 million visitors a year, and has quickly become known for its world-class dining, unparalleled shopping, prestigious sporting events and year-round recreational activities. Guide2Dubai is your portal to all that is Dubai: local attractions, hotels, restaurants, properties, jobs, sports, entertainment, travel/relocating info and more.