Officials: Business tourism is booming in the emirate, with 150 events hosted since the beginning of 2021

Dubai leads the momentum of exhibitions and conferences globally

  • The continuous momentum of events and conferences in Dubai since the beginning of this year is a strong indicator on various levels.

    Cinematography: Mostafa Qassemi

  • Dubai World Trade leads the scene of hosting live events during an exceptional stage.

    Cinematography: Mostafa Qassemi

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Officials and managers said that "Dubai is leading the momentum of the exhibition and conference sector at the global level," noting that the emirate has hosted more than 150 events since the beginning of this year, in addition to more events that are being arranged during the coming period.

They told "Emirates Today", "This momentum enhances Dubai's position as an ideal destination for hosting global events, and confirms that it is one of the most prominent safe destinations to attend live events," pointing to the increased demand for travel, in light of the partial reopening of destinations with the acceleration of vaccination campaigns.

They added that "Dubai World Trade Center leads the scene of hosting live events, during an exceptional stage that the whole world has gone through," noting that business tourism in Dubai has witnessed a continuous recovery, in light of the major events and conferences it hosts, in addition to visiting with the intention of entertainment.

Resumption

In detail, the Executive Director of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Corporation, Ahmed Al Khaja, said that "Dubai was able to resume its economic activity, including the events sector, within a short period of time, as it was one of the first global cities to reopen its activities and also receive international visitors, while ensuring that Follow all preventive measures, to ensure the health and safety of guests from all over the world.”

He added that "the companies organizing events in Dubai were keen to hold a series of special events and parties, and to attract a selection of international artists, to allow the public to spend the most beautiful times in the city."

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Al Khaja stated that “Dubai has hosted more than 150 events since the beginning of this year, and there are more events that are being arranged until the end of the year, which reflects the efforts made by the organizers to provide the best and choose the appropriate places to host these events, while at the same time their keenness to adhere to the procedures.” Precautionary measures to ensure everyone's safety.

He stressed that this enhances Dubai's position as an ideal destination for hosting international events, and also confirms that it is one of the most prominent safe destinations to attend direct events, and thus contribute to achieving the goal of making Dubai the best city for life, work and visit.

Featured Events

Al Khaja stated that Dubai will host a number of special events and events, during the remainder of this year, including the Expo 2020 Dubai, which confirms the importance of the events sector and its contribution to the recovery of the tourism sector, and also reflects that Dubai is a safe destination that welcomes everyone from all over the world. .

He pointed out that the "Dubai Events Calendar", affiliated with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), is cooperating with partners in the sector to present a range of entertainment, musical, show and comedy shows that meet different tastes during the coming period.

Turnout

For her part, the Senior Vice President for Communications at Expo 2020 Dubai, Skunid Majichen, said that "vaccination campaigns in many markets, with the partial reopening of destinations, contributed to an increase in the demand for travel," stressing that the health and safety of the exhibition's visitors and participants. The staff is at the top of the exhibition's priority list, with more people seeking to visit the event.

She pointed out that "Expo 2020 Dubai" cooperated closely with the Dubai Health Authority, to ensure the provision of shows according to the highest standards of security and safety for visitors to the exhibition.

In turn, the Executive Vice President of the Exhibition and Conference Halls Department at the Dubai World Trade Center, Maher Abdul Karim Julfar, said, "The Dubai World Trade Center led the scene of hosting live events, during an exceptional stage that the whole world went through, as we hosted more than 25 events in the years 2020 and 2021. And we have a package full of special events during the next season.”

He added: "We are confident that the ability to host interactive events and provide a safe environment for guests are essential factors in the recovery phase from the repercussions of (Covid-19), so we are keen to continue cooperation with government agencies in Dubai, to ensure the application of all safety systems and precautionary measures." .

Julfar stated that "the Dubai World Trade Center helps to host a number of trade fairs and consumer exhibitions, in addition to prestigious international conferences, during the last quarter of this year," stressing the application of safety measures, including pre-booking measures, buying tickets via the Internet, and other procedures. Regular sterilization of all touch points to ensure the health and safety of all guests.

strong indicator

In the same context, Executive Vice President of Al Rais Travel, Mohammed Jassim Al Rayes, said that "the momentum of events and conferences in Dubai has continued since the beginning of this year, which is a strong indicator at all levels," noting that Dubai is currently leading the momentum of this sector at the global level. Under its travel protocols.

Al Rayes added that "business tourism in the emirate has witnessed a continuous recovery, in light of the major events and conferences hosted by Dubai, in addition to the visit for the purpose of entertainment," pointing out that the data and indicators for the number of visitors are very encouraging during the current and future periods.

• Officials confirmed that the momentum of events enhances Dubai's position as an ideal destination for hosting international events.

new world

Expo 2020 Dubai attracts visitors from all over the world, with the launch of a variety of daily events, which provide visitors with interactive and engaging experiences in a new world throughout its six-month period.

The upcoming events and activities cater to all visitors of all ages, from learning professional baking skills and interacting with whales, to monthly poetry evenings and Al Thuraya Park experiences.

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