According to an economist, the cost of living in Dubai is already showing signs of slowing down and consumers can breathe a sigh of relief.
Nakheel has expanded its lease space at Ibn Battuta Mall, with launch of another 766,000 sq ft of shop and restaurant.
Europe will be an increasingly popular destination among Emirati holidaymakers, as they have been granted visa-on-arrival to the European Schengen area from this month.
The regions MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) venue operator, namely, the Dubai World Trade Centre, has now been converted to a free zone.
The GCC expats on residence visas may no-longer have to wait in queue to pay for UAE entry permits on arrival at the airport.
Around the globe, you will find that the most popular tourist hotspots have spent decades building their infrastructure and reputation to attract visitors from the world over, so Dubai's quick ascension as a premier travel destination has certainly got people turning heads. Credit is due to the intelligent efforts of Dubai's government; because of it, Dubai tourism has exploded within a short span of time.
Dubai (Dubayy), like its neighbors, sits on rich oil resources, but really first attracted attention as a tourist destination with its annual Shopping Festival. With royal foresight, it was the Sheikh of Dubai who saw the need to create another form of trade to support its economy, knowing the eventuality of oil resources would run out one day and an annual event wasn’t enough. And so began the plans to convert Dubai into a luxurious holiday and vacation spot and a commercial center as well. Today, a large portion of the money earned by the old oil economy is now being pumped into promoting Dubai travel and tourism. Dubai is now known as a premier travel destination, with recreation, dining and entertainment for every age group.
Dubai already attracts thousands of business professionals on a daily basis. Located centrally where Europe, Africa, and Asia meet, Dubai accommodates well for the convening of international business. With this in mind, many facilities in Dubai have been built to facilitate tradeshows and exhibitions. The most popular of these is the Dubai World Trade Center.
Dubai boasts of magnificent resorts like the Burj Al Arab, seven-star hotels, world-renowned golf courses, desert safaris, snowboarding on sand dunes and indoor skiing and of course, some of the best shopping in the world. Dubai also offers much for the family: water parks, museums, historical sites, beaches and the zoo. With the cooler weather months from October to April, Dubai makes for a leisurely, enjoyable holiday stay. Cricket matches, camel racing, major sporting events and the Dubai Summer Surprises are just a sampling of what this exciting city has to offer. The combination of all these amenities in a sheltered and luxurious setting, have made Dubai one of the top vacation destinations in the world.
A sparkling gem in the desert, the city of Dubai is host to more than 11 million visitors a year, and has quickly become known for its world-class dining, unparalleled shopping, prestigious sporting events and year-round recreational activities. Guide2Dubai is your portal to all that is Dubai: local attractions, hotels, restaurants, properties, jobs, sports, entertainment, travel/relocating info and more.