Dubai attempts to boost tourist arrivals

08/11/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Dubai attempts to boost tourist arrivals

Property investors with buy-to-let units in Dubai could be among those encouraged by the emirate's recent attempts to boost the number of tourists coming into the area.Officials from the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment has flown to London on a charm offensive in order to attract more foreign visitors to the emirate.The delegates will attend the city's World Travel Market in order to promote Dubai's credentials as a tourist hub.Dubai is in direct competition with other nations such as Egypt and Tunisia, which have also recently launched tourist drives.However, the emirate has recently benefited from the political unrest seen elsewhere in the Middle East.Fiona Jeffery, World Trade Market chairman, told the UK's Press Association: "The speed at which the marketing campaigns have been launched demonstrates the importance the new democracies in Egypt and Tunisia have put on inbound tourism for their long-term economic future."Tourism can help build up these countries' new democracies and has the potential to do so across all the Arab Spring countries."The news comes after a number of international airlines announced improved services to Dubai and other destinations in the UAE.