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Dubai’s departments of Economy and Tourism merge

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, vice-president, and prime minister of the UAE has decreed the merger of the Dubai Economy and Dubai Tourism into one entity under the name of ‘Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism’. The move is part of a plan to enhance government efficiency and resilience, while ensuring the competitiveness of the business and tourism sectors. Al Maktoum...

Sharjah turns a new page for business

With Expo 2020 Dubai looming into view and the Emirates positioning themselves to take advantage of global business events reopening, CMW hears from H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah:   How have you coped in Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from a business events point of view, over the past 15 months? Even though the world is still struggling with the cor...

Dubai Tourism targeting CIS region and offering new visas as travel reopens

Dubai Tourism’s chief executive says the organisation is targeting new markets, particularly the CIS region, in 2021. Issam Kazim said Ukraine and Kazakhstan are big target markets, speaking to TheNationalNews.com during Arabian Travel Market. The region will also be offering more visa categories ahead of hosting Expo 2020, now rescheduled for October 2021. Kazim commented: “It can only get ...

Video: A Conversation with… Dubai Tourism

In the latest of CMW’s series of destination discussions, Iain Stirling speaks with Steen Jakobsen, vice president at Dubai Tourism. Steen describes how Dubai’s events industry has coped with the Covid-19 situation over the past twelve months, Dubai’s current position and shares some ideas on the strategy for recovery in 2021 and beyond.