Dubai Tourism Summit

Dubai Tourism Summit launched by DET

The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has announced the launch of the annual Dubai Tourism Summit, a first-of-its-kind tourism forum in the region that will lay the foundation for a world-class domestic thought leadership programme designed to stimulate the city’s resurgent tourism industry and support regional and global tourism.

DET announced the forum at its “City Briefing” event held at Skift Global Forum East. The Dubai Tourism Summit will provide a platform for industry stakeholders to share their visions, ideas, strategies and best practices, as well as how to leverage the latest innovations and trends to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future for global tourism.

DET also presented the latest tourism report for the first ten months of 2022. The data showed that between January and October, Dubai welcomed 11.4 million international overnight visitors, an increase of 134% on the previous year, moving the city towards the title of the world’s most visited destination.

The DET’s “City Briefing” was chaired by His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of DET, and was attended by more than 1,000 executives from all sectors of the tourism ecosystem, including aviation, travel, hospitality and retail. The meeting provided an update and perspective of the industry. Ways to further accelerate the pace of development to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, investment, talent and tourism were discussed.

Over the past year, Dubai has gained momentum in the business tourism industry, providing more flexible opportunities for talent to visit and stay in Dubai. The new era of flexible working hours means that people can work from anywhere and still enjoy the diverse offerings of a particular destination. Remote workers prefer Dubai because of the sheer number of co-working spaces, attractive hotel packages and its growing popularity as a global hub of life.

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