Emirates News Agency – Dubai’s hospitality industry gears up to welcome Expo visitors

DUBAI, 7th August, 2021 (WAM) — Dubai’s hospitality sector is gearing up for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest and most impactful event ever held in the Middle East, Africa and of South Asia (MEASA), from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, as the recovery from COVID-19 gains momentum globally and the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate their golden jubilee.

With Expo 2020’s theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, along with one or more of its sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, Dubai will welcome visitors from all corners of the globe. to join in the creation of a new world, as it brings the planet together in one place to reinvent tomorrow.

The UAE’s service and business sectors, led by the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, have worked tirelessly to ensure Expo visitors have a safe, inspiring and unforgettable experience during this event. six months worldwide.

Wego, which specializes in travel services and online bookings, said various countries are waiting for the start of Expo 2020 Dubai. The company revealed that it witnessed, through its website, approximately 533,000 searches during the month of July, for flights and hotels for the period in which this event will be held.

This indicates the growing demand Dubai is witnessing and the rapid recovery of the business tourism sector, noting that in light of the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, hotels have started awarding extended stay packages and offers specifically to visitors to the exhibition, the company said.

Dubai Tourism and Trade Marketing Department (Dubai Tourism) revealed that as of May 2021, there were 128,545 hotel rooms in Dubai. There were 715 hotel establishments, including 134 five-star hotels.

Statistics from Dubai Tourism showed that the emirate welcomed 2.06 million international overnight visitors from January to May 2021.

The emirate has one of the largest numbers of hotel rooms in the world, according to a study by travel site Insider Monkey. Dubai has 100,000 hotel rooms available for visitors.

Dubai has hotels such as Burj Al Arab and The Address and hosts seven of the world’s 12 tallest hotels, including the Gevora Hotel (356.3m), JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (355m), SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences (336 m), the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana (333 m), Burj Al Arab (321 m), Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel (309 m) and Millennium Plaza (294 m).

Dubai’s hospitality sector is building more hotels despite the challenge and impact of COVID-19 on global tourism and travel.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the largest cultural gathering in the world and will provide inspiring experiences for 182 days. More than 200 entities will contribute to these experiences, including countries, multilateral organizations, businesses and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors, to create the largest and most diverse version.

Peter M. Doran