This chapter includes the following articles.
With a significant number of new hotels set to open, a raft of private sector-led investments in leisure and business facilities, and the government’s ambitious transport infrastructure development plan well under way, Dubai’s tourism industry is poised for a period of considerable growth in 2018. While the emirate has long been a tourist destination in the Middle East and a key stopover point for international air travellers, under the government’s current sector blueprint Dubai is set to become one of the most popular destinations in the world. The emirate’s reputation is fuelled by the rising number of tourist arrivals in recent years, with many local players optimistic that Dubai will meet its medium-term target of 20m tourist arrivals annually by 2020.
This chapter contains an interview with Mohamed Almulla, CEO, DXB Entertainments.