Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) says the number of hotel guests in the city is expected to rise to ten million by 2010 – an increase of thee million from current levels.
The number of hotels and hotel apartments is expected to increase to 488 by 2010, up from 452 in 2007.
DTCM Director General Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem says the organisation is working to ensure Dubai becomes the “tourism hub not just of the region but of the world”.
“The visionary and iconic projects currently underway in Dubai are guaranteed to surpass our estimates for tourism growth by 2010.
“The next three years will see the most dramatic developments in tourism projects in Dubai, and DTCM is poised to play a crucial role in ensuring that Dubai continues to a front-runner in the region’s moves to attract tourists from around the globe,” he says.
By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh