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Dubai DTCM Official Optimistic About Tourism Sector Recovery

Executive Director for Business Tourism at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said Dubai has a challenging year ahead but is well placed for a quicker recovery than other destinations. Hammad bin Mejrin said “We strongly believe Dubai may emerge faster than other regions when the global economy improves.” 

Dubai has responded to the global economic slowdown with a multi-million dirham campaign and lower prices in order to attract visitors.  The tourism sector in Dubai accounts for nearly 20% of its economy.

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