Tourism industry in Dubai to reach 20M visitors by 2020

reogma|Tourism industry in Dubai to reach 20M visitors by 2020

Dubai tourism is on the track to achieve its target of 20 million visitors by 2020. Dubai recorded 15.8 million overnight visitors in 2017, a 6.2 percent increase from 2016.

  • Definition / Scope
  • Market Overview
  • Market Risks
  • Top Market Opportunities
  • Market Drivers
  • Industry Challenges
  • Technology Trends
  • Regulatory Trends
  • Other Key Market Trends
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Outlook
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Distribution Chain Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Key Market Players
  • Strategic Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix

Definition / Scope

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines Tourism as a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes.

These people are called visitors (which may be either tourists or excursionists; residents or non-residents) and tourism has to do with their activities, some of which imply tourism expenditure.

That means there is a flow of people called tourists with varied intentions and there is some money that they spend to perform such intent.

And there is the hospitality industry, which is the combination of the accommodation and food and beverage groupings, integrating with the tourism industry, which comprises travel agencies and transportations companies making up the value chain.

Tourism's impacts can be grouped into three main categories: economic, social, and environmental. Every country generates revenue through tourism receipts in millions of dollars contributing as an important source for GDP.

Similarly, in terms of social impacts, the positive aspects include an increase in amenities (e.g., parks, recreation facilities), investment in arts and culture, the celebration of First Nations people, and community pride. However, Tourism relies on and greatly impacts, the natural environment in which it operates.

Key Attractions

Burj Khalifa is not only the tallest tower in the world, but it is also the most popular among tourist attractions in Dubai. One of the building's biggest attractions is its observatory deck.

It is located on the 124th storey of the building. Traditionally, Dubai has been known for five-star hotels, but more budget hotels have been built in the last few years, appealing to a wider tourist base.

Some of Dubai's most attractive landmarks are:

  • Khalifa Tower: Khalifa tower, opened in 20210, is a high-rise skyscraper that is the tallest in the world. Khalifa tower, through its advanced design configurations, which combines a small town within its internal structure, considered the masterpiece of the city.
  • Burj Al Arab: In addition to being famous tourist attractions in the region, Burj Al Arab has become a symbol of Dubai. It has established new standards of excellence in the hotel sector by employing Arabian designs. It was opened in 1999.
  • Dubai Marina: Created to be the largest industrial Marina in the world, it is located near the new Dubai center and links Jebel Ali Airport, Dubai internet city, Dubai media city and the American University in Dubai.
  • Dubai metro: It is a network of the driverless metro which was meant to be the largest of its kind in the world and will internally link Dubai.
  • Atlantis: AL Nakhlah Atlantis is a resort inspired by the ocean and comprises 1539 rooms located in the middle of the artificial Jumeirah palm island. The resort It offers an unprecedented recreational which comprises an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and comprehensive meeting and conference services.


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