Dubais obsession with size answers demand DTCM


first_imgIn Dubai, size really does matter – if only to meet strong demand growth said Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) yesterday.Speaking to buyers before the official opening of this year’s Arabian Travel Market, DTCM deputy director Abdullah Bin Suwaidan warned that any discussion of Dubai’s future is awash with the words ‘biggest’ and ‘largest’.“But behind these words are the numbers – each year growth goes up,” Mr Bin Suwaidan said. “In Dubai, we don’t have low season; we have high season and very high season.”According to Mr Bin Suwaidan, the success of Dubai rests in its reputation as a destination with strong service, safety and infrastructure.“There’s no ‘impossible’ in this city,” he said.Mr Bin Suwaidan told buyers the success enjoyed by today’s Dubai is the result of the foresight of yesteryear.“What we’re seeing today was planned 50 to 60 years ago.”Likewise, said Mr Bin Suwaidan, Dubai’s current visions of its future will serve Dubai 50 years from now.“The challenge is making the reality out of the vision.”Despite Dubai’s 573 hotels and hotel apartments, equating to 70,955 rooms, there seemed little question from ATM buyers of Dubai’s seemingly inevitable growth, questions asked of Mr Bin Suwaidan more concerned with Dubai’s ability to cope with such demand.The 2011 Arabian Travel Market is being held in Dubai over this week.Stay tuned to e-Travel Blackboard who are on location in Dubai. Abdullah Bin Suwaidan Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.Alast_img

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