What makes Dubai a great des­ti­na­tion?

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Dubai is home to sig­nif­i­cant in­dus­try clus­ters within health­care, IT, trade and fi­nan­cial ser­vices. The in­dus­try has been fur­ther con­vinced by Dubai’s hy­giene fac­tors com­pris­ing in­clud­ing global con­nec­tiv­ity, with reg­u­lar flights to 240 des­ti­na­tions, state-of-theart-fa­cil­i­ties and world-class in­fra­struc­ture. Dubai is also es­tab­lish­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as a knowl­edge hub, which is a lead­ing fac­tor for at­tract­ing more busi­ness events. DBE works with large in­cen­tive groups to pro­vide cus­tomised itin­er­ar­ies that can cater re­gion’s largest venue op­er­a­tor con­tin­ues to act as a key growth driver for Dubai’s events in­dus­try, help­ing the city to po­si­tion it­self as a dom­i­nant force in the in­ter­na­tional events de­liv­ery arena. The city’s ex­pand­ing cul­tural and her­itage of­fer­ings re­main a ma­jor draw for vis­i­tors, with 49 per cent of busi­ness trav­ellers en­gag­ing in the rich sites of the souks and old Dubai, which is set to fur­ther in­crease with the launch of key re­ju­ve­na­tion projects. In­cen­tive plan­ners are also in­ter­ested in ac­tiv­i­ties that are unique to Dubai, such as hot air bal­loon rides over the desert, sea­planes and sky­div­ing over the Palm, desert sa­fari din­ners, and fal­conry demon­stra­tions. Also pop­u­lar are af­ter­noons spent at the Al Fahidi His­tor­i­cal District in Old Dubai and Dubai Creek. The city’s beaches and mari­nas con­tinue to be a ma­jor draw for in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers. The city’s long-stand­ing icons, The Palm Jumeirah and The Burj Al Arab ho­tel re­main strong vis­i­ta­tions driv­ers. As such, in 2015, the multi-ex­pe­ri­ence Down­town Dubai re­mained the city’s most iconic des­ti­na­tion, with the world’s largest shop­ping cen­tre, Dubai Mall, at the fore­front. With its rich shop­ping of­fer­ing, year round fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the cap­ti­vat­ing Dubai Aquar­ium, it re­mained the most vis­ited at­trac­tion with 86 per cent of all in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers go­ing there. The ad­ja­cent Dubai Foun­tain came in sec­ond place at 67 per cent and one of the world’s most ‘self­ied’ at­trac­tions and largest tower, Burj Khal­ifa, saw over 30 per cent visi­ta­tion.

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