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  • Writer's pictureEmily Jackson

Dubai EXPO 2020 to boost tourism industry of Dubai



In November 2013 in Paris, Dubai marked an important milestone by bagging the bid to host the first ever World EXPO in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) region. As one of the world’s most key events drawing millions of people, the Expo serves as an economic, social and political catalyst that attempts to open new doors for innovation, mutual aid, best trade practices, and most importantly, market growth. Accordingly, this momentous triumph is expected to bring an overall positive impact on the UAE’s economic landscape.


As EXPO 2020 will call Dubai it’s home for six months from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021, perhaps the most significant of the sectors to benefit from this phenomenal feat is tourism, along with other five key sectors including hospitality, real estate, transport, retail, and banking. Dubai is already a key tourist center attracting about 10 millions of visitors per year. Thanks to its architectural icons, unmatched infrastructure facilities, and breathtaking cultural and heritage sites. And with the hosting of World Expo 2020, this figure is anticipated to rise by 25 to 30 million.

Needless to say, Dubai is expected to have an astounding economic boost with literally the whole world is set to make its way into the city.


Dubai EXPO 2020 & Key Tourism Highlights


In its endeavor to welcome the largest ever a number of global visitors in the history of Expo and live up to the expectation of its theme – ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ Dubai has devised a whole lot of ground-breaking plans to boost its tourism sector in accordance with DTCM’s Tourism Vision 2020. This is mainly focused on aid processes required to cater to the demands of guests as well as over 190 countries that are expected to participate in EXPO 2020.


This will see the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing working in collaboration with its tourism partners in government and private sectors to improve the infrastructure through the launch of world-class hospitality, leisure and entertainment establishments. And it’s expected to showcase incredible service excellence by promising world-class experience to the guests during the event.


Overall, this super invigorated tourism sector will spur Dubai’s economic growth while allowing you to outpace other significant global cities in terms of its unrivaled offerings. Apparently, this will help the UAE’s tourism sector to gain a strong foothold on the global platform, thereby seamlessly heightening its visitor footfall and alternatively bringing in maximum business with an utmost generation of returns and profit in every industry.


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