Tourism: Dubai wants to boost trade with Africa

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UAE business hub insists it’s not in competition with China, with its focus on small businesses. Dubai has set its sights on increasing its non-oil trade with Africa to more than R4 trillion before the end of this year and claims its approach is fairer and more sustainable than what the continent is getting from China. Speaking to media on […]

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Tourism: Dubai aims to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2021

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Dubai is targeting the GCC, Europe, Africa, Russia and China as it looks to build on record numbers of medical tourists in 2018, sister publication Arabian Business reported. Dubai Health Authority’s Health Tourism Department is taking part in the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 in London as part of its continuing efforts to promote the emirate as a leading destination […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism sets record, gets 1.2 million Visitors in September with a 34% growth from Africa led by Nigeria

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A surge in arrivals over the summer months accelerated Dubai’s tourism momentum, as the city welcomed 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the first nine months of 2019, according to the latest visitation figures released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). The strong 4.3 per cent increase in volume growth compared to the same period last […]

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News: Dubai, from village to global aviation hub in 60 years

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Sixty years ago this year, Dubai Airport was nothing more than a runway. This is a bird’s eye view of the first runway of Dubai Airport, 1959. First runway of Dubai Airport, circa 1959. The 1,800-metre runway was built upon orders of Dubai’s former ruler, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. An asphalt runway was added in 1963. Dubai Airport […]

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Tourism: Top international artists to perform in Dubai next month

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Dubai is set to welcome a fantastic line-up of world-class international performances across the city in November. With a variety of concerts at Dubai’s many trendsetting venues, visitors are able to purchase tickets through Dubai Calendar’s App and website. Kicking off November’s jam-packed calendar of events are India’s superstar celebrities, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and more […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism boss wants more Nigerian musicians to play Afro-beat

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Issam Karim, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, has urged more Nigerian musicians to embrace Afro-beat music genre of Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Karim told the Nigeria News Agency in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos that the Afro-beat music was only embraced by few Nigerian artistes. According to him, the music had been exported to […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism celebrates Wonderful Akwaaba Travel Market Exposure in Nigeria

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Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has reported a stellar incline in tourism volumes from Nigeria, Africa’s largest source market for inbound traffic to Dubai, welcoming 113,000 overnight visitors in the first seven months of 2019. With impressive double digit growth, inbound traffic from Nigeria to the Dubai grew by 28 per cent year-on-year, cementing its position […]

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Akwaaba: Nigeria is our number one source market in Africa – Salim Dahman, Dubai Tourism

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Over the years, Dubai Tourism has sustained its marketing strategy and efforts in Nigeria through road shows, engagement with the trade partners, participating in the annual Akwaaba African Travel Market among others. Today, Nigeria has risen steadily to become the number one choice market for Dubai in Africa. This is made possible by the sound management team from Dubai Tourism […]

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Tourism: At $30 billion, Dubai takes in the most global tourist dollars by far

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Dubai has retained its ranking as the world’s fourth most visited city on Mastercard’s latest Global Cities Destination Index. The release comes as Dubai’s Department of Tourism has announced the ten finalists of its Futurism accelerator. Mastercard’s annual Global Cities Destination Index has landed with Dubai steady at fourth among the world’s most visited cities – clocking close to 16 […]

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News: Ambassador of the UAE to Nigeria, CEO Dubai Tourism to lead delegation to 15th AKWAABA African Travel Market 2019

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The leading Tourism Destination in Middle East and Africa, Dubai will be attending the 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019, scheduled to hold from 22nd -24th September at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Dubai has become the biggest Destination for Nigerian Travellers with over 20 flights a day terminating in Dubai from Lagos and Abuja. It […]

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