Dubai is a city of opportunities led by a visionary leadership.
Dubai is one of the world’s most exhilarating destinations: a glittering city that offers swathes of golden beaches; world-class shopping, dining and nightlife; hosts electrifying events and sporting championships; and, for all the family, is one big adventurous playground. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic, iconic architecture, this visionary city is also proud to display its rich heritage and culture. Welcome to Arabia and welcome to the destination that has made it its mission to become “the world’s most visited city”.
This is a city that must be experienced to be believed. Where else can you spend the morning on the beach, the afternoon snow skiing and the evening camel riding in the desert? Where else can you dive with sharks in a shopping mall and watch dancing fountains at the base of the world’s tallest tower? Whatever your passion, whatever your age – Dubai will never disappoint. And with many more hotels and attractions in the pipeline, no-one can ever truly say they’ve truly ‘ticked off’ Dubai. With changes constantly afoot, Dubai is a city that can be visited year after year, after year.
Business in Dubai
Easy accessibility, first-class infrastructure and a winning service within one of the most remarkable and inspirational destinations in the world, makes Dubai the perfect choice in which to do business.
One look at a world map and it soon becomes apparent why this city is the perfect spot for a meeting of global delegates and why it is known as a ‘Land of Opportunity’. Its location between East and West, North and South makes it the perfect gateway to emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As it stands, one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight.
What makes this more significant to business travellers is that this strategic location is backed up with first-class accessibility thanks to the state-of-the-art Dubai International Airport (DXB) – the world’s number one airport for international passengers- plus the city’s second airport, Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), said to eventually become the world’s largest airport.
Once on the ground, Dubai’s infrastructure is such that doing business here is easy – whether you need a meeting room for 10 people or a convention for thousands. There are (as of February 2015) more than 659 hotel establishments in the emirate alongside the vast facilities offered at the mega venue that is the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Backed up by a professional service and a ‘can do’ attitude, business travellers will appreciate the business opportunities on offer in this city. This goes some way to explaining why Dubai is named among the top 20 most vibrant cities in the world in the 2015 City Momentum Index released by the realtor, Jones Lang LaSalle in January 2015 – the only city in the Middle East to make it onto the Index. Describing the yardsticks for the index, LaSalle said highly dynamic cities are characterised by their speed of innovation and creation of cutting-edge businesses.
As a global trading post since the early days that spices and gold were sold beside the historic Creek, Dubai has evolved into a world-class business metropolis that is always open for business.