a new side to Dubai
Dubai Tourism swept Australia recently with a packed week of industry events, reaching more than 800 agents, executives and product managers in the process. The events were held in collaboration with Emirates and included VIP lunches and evening workshops, updating the Australian market on the destination’s new and evolving attractions under the theme “A New Dubai Every Time”. Celebrity MCS included Sunrise presenters and correspondents Matt Tinny, Michelle Tapper and Edwina Bartholomew, as well as the AFL Footy Show’s Rebecca Maddern and The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies. Among new attractions showcased to the industry were the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure, and the 2000-seat Dubai Opera, both of which opened in August. Pictured at the Melbourne event are Emirates regional manager Victoria Dean Cleaver; MC Rebecca Maddern (third from right); Dubai Tourism Asia-pacific director Julie King (second from right), and Fiona Stewart, Jodie Collins and Sheree Pekovich, also Dubai Tourism.