Tourism in Emirates

In recent years, the UAE has shown great interest in the tourism sector through the development of advanced infrastructure and facilities to meet the requirements of foreign tourists, as well as the upgrading of services in the hotel sector and convenient transportation, as well as the establishment of events and festivals that had a clear role in attracting Tourists from around the world. The UAE is the most attractive country for tourists in the Arab world, thanks to Dubai, which has gained international fame through luxury tourism, and thus the UAE is heavily dependent on tourism as one of the most important non-oil sectors in the country. The UAE is currently one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world according to the World Tourism Organization, with 15.5 million tourists coming to the country. Tourism in the UAE plays a pivotal role in driving the economy. Its direct contribution to GDP in 2016 was about AED 68.5 billion (US $ 18.7 billion), or 5.2 per cent, and the total contribution was AED 159.1 billion (US $ 42.3 billion) by 12.1 percent of GDP and the UAE topped the list of the most attractive destinations for family tourism. [1]

The growth of the tourism sector in the UAE 

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During the 1970s and 1980s, the oil sector accounted for most of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. In addition to the manufacturing, trade, financial, real estate and logistics sectors, another sector, the tourism sector, grew in ninth place on the list of the top 10 tourism destinations Growth in the world registered a 10.4% increase, according to the World Tourism Outlook report issued by the World Tourism Organization. The success of the UAE experience in the development of the tourism sector in the past two decades has been based on the integration of the components of the advanced tourism infrastructure and the trends of investing in this sector with great courage, especially that the UAE in particular and the Gulf region in general have not previously been included in the countries Tourism in the world. The future has a lot to do with the development of the tourism sector in the country. The infrastructure of this sector still has absorptive capacity that has not yet been fully utilized. There are many islands and tourist areas that can accommodate millions of tourists from around the world. New investments in infrastructure, particularly in tourism-related sectors, such as aviation, transport and culture. In view of this interest, the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP is expected to rise steadily in the coming years. This sector is expected to contribute to the creation of thousands of jobs for citizens, especially as tourism is one of the labor-intensive sectors. To develop the national workforce, which is still far from working in the tourism sector.

Tourism and GDP 

The UAE has dominated the Arab-Asian market in direct contribution to the tourism and travel sector in GDP, according to the World Travel and Tourism Board. The sector’s contribution to the region’s total output reached about $ 76 billion. The UAE was at the forefront of these countries, where the direct contribution to the tourism and travel sector in GDP amounted to about $ 25 billion. According to the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities, the number of hotel guests in the country was 1.6 million, with a growth of 14% Night growth of 16%, while total revenue was 22.2 billion dirhams with growth of 2.7%. The domestic tourism sector was mainly driven by domestic investment. The UAE was the top foreign direct investment in the sector between 2003-2013 and China, the United Kingdom, the United States and India with 169 projects, According to the Financial Times (FDI) publication of the Financial Times. The UAE has overtaken Brazil and most parts of South America, which are popular destinations.

Dubai tourist destination distinctive 

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Dubai has become the first tourist destination in the Middle East not only for Europeans looking for the warmth and splendor of the East, but for different sectors, notably young people and families, according to a recent Al Arabiya report. The emirate has also been able to attract families, and has designated it as a premier British destination as the first tourist destination for families in 2013. The emirate of Dubai has also announced a plan to develop the tourism sector to increase tourism flows from 15 million tourists annually to 20 million Regulations every year by the year 2020. The Department of Tourism in Dubai, the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the plan, which aims to double the annual contribution of the tourism sector in the local economy of Dubai to three times what is currently achieved revenue was adopted.

Types of Tourism 

Recreational tourism 

The UAE has many international leisure destinations surrounded by the beauty of skyscrapers such as Burj Al Arab, Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Dubai has announced the construction of the Dubai Creek Tower, the tallest skyscraper and commercial markets such as the Emirates Mall, the World Village and Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor entertainment city and the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s largest shopping mall and the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Sky The largest shopping mall in the world, and the UAE has a number of leisure destinations where the UAE’s entertainment establishments have broken records.

Cultural Tourism 

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The UAE has contributed to the development of cultural tourism in recent decades at the level of availability. The UAE is distinguished by the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and is an important museum in the world. It also contains the Zayed National Museum, the National Eye Museum, the Mahatta Museum, the Dubai Museum, the Sharjah Museum of Art and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. The Emirate of Sharjah won the title of Capital of Arab Culture in 1998, the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014 and the capital of the World Book 2019. There are also many civilizations in the UAE such as Umm Al Nar civilization, Hafeet civilization and the civilization of Melihah. Alone The effects of Hili and Sir Bani Yas and Dibba Fujairah and Dibba.

Medical Tourism 

The UAE has become a regional center for medical and cosmetic treatment thanks to high quality healthcare, short waiting times and competitive prices, and is an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment overseas.
Extends a wide network of hospitals and medical centers throughout the state, offering the best medical treatment services. In addition to routine procedures and cosmetic procedures, the UAE hosts specialized centers for quality services in:
dentist
Cosmetic and elective surgeries
General tests and oncology diagnostics
Cancer Diabetes
As of January 2016, the UAE was the pioneer in bringing together a number of medical institutions with JCI International Accreditation. The government has built medical complexes where individuals can be reached for a variety of medical and cosmetic services such as Dubai Healthcare City and Sharjah Healthcare City.
The Dubai Health Experience Portal (DXH), launched by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), is the world’s first therapeutic tourism platform. And provides medical tourism visitors with easy access to integrated information on quality healthcare, travel and visa services. The Dubai Health Experience web site also features treatment packages designed in conjunction with 26 private and public healthcare facilities as well as reduced private flight, visa and medical insurance rates that cover any unexpected health complications of treatment, hotel accommodation, leisure activities and airport welcome and reception. . The portal can also be accessed through the implementation of the Dubai Health Experience.
Dubai expects that, by 2020, curative services will be provided to approximately 500,000 patients from outside the country with revenues exceeding US $ 700 million. [8]

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