The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian Gulf that was formed from 7 sheikhdoms. Dubai is the site of the ultramodern Burj Khalifa tower, enormous shopping centres and extravagant attractions, such as the indoor Ski Dubai. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with crystal chandeliers and room for 41,000 worshipers.

Capital: Abu Dhabi
Dialing code: +971
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
Population: 9.346 million (2018) World Bank
President: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Visitor Characteristics:
There were more male than female visitors in each of the major journey purpose categories 
Most destinations attract comparatively few younger visitors from the UAE
Nine-in-ten visitors are make a repeat visit to the destination
75% of departing visitors say they are either ‘very’ or ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the destination for a vacation or short-break

Popular Activities:
Sightseeing of famous buildings/monuments
Visiting parks/ gardens

Key Demographic and Economic Data:
Population (m): 5,629
GDP per capita (Int $): 30,985
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%): 4.1

Case Study: Arabian Travel Market 

Arabian Travel Market in Dubai is the market leading, international travel & tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. 


The annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition showcases over 2,800 products and destinations from around the world to over 28,000 buyers and travel trade visitors across four days at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Tourism destinations from around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions and travel technology. 

Over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and international press, visit the Arabian Travel Market every April to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends - made represent our clients front and center in this exciting and fast growing market. 

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