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Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism

Dubai launches Dubai Tourism Summit

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Panel session during the Skift Global Forum East in Dubai.
Panel session during the Skift Global Forum East in Dubai.

Dubai welcomed 11.4 million international visitors during first ten months of 2022, up 134% year-on-year. During the Skift Global Forum East, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) announced the launch of the annual Dubai Tourism Summit.

The annual Dubai Tourism Summit will be a first-of-its-kind travel forum in the region laying the foundation for a home-grown world-class thought leadership program to boost the city’s resurgent tourism industry and support regional and global tourism. Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) announced the forum at its bi-annual ‘City Briefing’ event on 16 December 2022 held during the Skift Global Forum East, the first-ever MENA extension of the Skift Global Forum.

The Dubai Tourism Summit will provide a networking platform for industry stakeholders to share their vision, ideas, strategies and best practices, as well as insights on leveraging the latest innovations and trends to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future for global tourism. Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism also shared the latest tourism report for the first ten months of 2022. Data showed that Dubai welcomed 11.4 million international overnight visitors between January and October, an impressive year-on-year increase of 134%, taking the city further on its journey to becoming the world’s most visited destination.

The ‘City Briefing’ was presided over by His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of DET, and attended by more than 1,000 executives from across the tourism ecosystem. The meeting provided an update and outlook on the industry. It explored ways to continue accelerating the momentum to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, investment, talent and tourism.
„With the Dubai Tourism Summit, we will elevate our blueprint for sustainable growth, contributing towards our industry’s continued success and supporting the recovery of regional and global tourism.“
His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of DET

Helal Al Marri said: “We are grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his visionary leadership, inspiration and guidance that has led to several milestones in 2022. Dubai has always been an international icon of innovation and excellence. The Dubai Tourism Summit will see us working even more closely with our domestic and global stakeholders and partners as we focus on pushing the boundaries further to highlight Dubai’s position as the top international destination and the best city in the world to live in, work and invest.”
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