Dubai aims to triple tourism income by 2020

 

Dubai aims to triple its annual income from tourism to 300 billion dirhams (82 billion dollars) by 2020, which would involve doubling the number of its hotel rooms.

Tourism is crucial to Dubai’s economy, which had a gross domestic product of around 90 billion dollars last year. It supports the emirate’s large retail industry, as well as its hospitality sector.

According to data from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), occupancy at Dubai’s 599 hotels, which have 80,500 rooms combined, was 78 percent in 2012 as the number of visitors rose 9.3 percent from a year ago to 10.16 million.

Director-general of the DTCM, Helal Almarri, said the emirate was likely to have more than 160-thousand hotel rooms by the end of the decade and aimed to attract 20 million tourists annually by then.

 

 

 

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