Dubai has evolved as a premier business tourism hotspot in the world today, and has carved a niche for itself. The fact that this tiny, wealthy emirate in the Middle East has gained an unmatched reputation globally is solely because of its vibrancy and diverse top-notch offerings. The city-state is renowned for its world-class infrastructure, fabled hospitality and myriad attractions ready to catch everybody’s fancy. Dubai has undoubtedly come of age from being a sleepy fishing village to a city renowned worldwide as a playground of the rich and famous. Here are some of the reasons that will prompt you to visit Dubai for business as well as leisure.
Dubai is centrally located. It is this important factor that has made this strategic Middle East destination among the world’s busiest travel hubs. With its annual traffic of more than 83.6 million passengers in 2016, Dubai International Airport is currently ranked number one globally for international travelers. Dubai is connected to above 240 destinations spanning in six continents through 90 international airlines, including flag carrier Emirates Airline. A second airport – Dubai World Central – is also coming up, and is likely to be the world’s biggest. Upon completion, the airport will be able to handle nearly 200 million passengers every year. Apart from Emirates Airline, Dubai’s fledgling low-cost carrier ‘flydubai’ has been launched and presently serving above 85 destinations spread over 44 countries.
A Global Business Hub
The remarkable emirate Dubai has gained a newfound status over the past decade. This acclaimed global business hub has become a haven for corporate world. Dubai is mostly seen as a popular MICE destination with numerous venues for exhibitions, business meetings and conferences. The city-state has a great infrastructure with high-end hotels and efficient transportation that business visitors might be looking for during their stay. The city is also home to many attractions, and become famous for its shopping festivals and sports events.
Dubai is ready to welcome business visitors of all budgets. The city presently has above 89,000 hotel rooms. These range from 5-Star to budget mid-range options. Ever since 1999 when the city started transforming in a big way it has witnessed hotel boom with 17 hotels opening annually on average. By 2020 the number of hotel rooms in the city is expected to be around 160,000, thus proving to be a boon for the visitors.
Excellent Business Events Venues
Dubai offers excellent state-of-the-art infrastructure when it comes to organizing business meetings, conferences and trade exhibitions. The events facilities here are absolutely top notch, whether you are looking for a meeting room to host 10 people or want to organize a conference for thousands of them. The most prominent is undoubtedly Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre or DICEC spanning in an area of over 120,000 square meter of meeting and exhibition space. It can be reached within 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Apart from this, there are many hotels here which offer spacious meeting venues.