Dubai enjoys international awareness as a top global centre for tourism, trade and finance. The emirate’s tourism sector has shown double-digit growth rates over the years and the outlook has only become more positive since it secured its place as the host city for World Expo 2020.
Strategically located between the East and West, the city is easily and conveniently accessible from all continents. Dubai International Airport has seen a steady increase in passenger turnover and is now amongst the world’s top three airports in terms of volume capacity. It is also home to the renowned carrier, Emirates Airlines.
Dubai owes some of its success as a tourism destination to year-round sunshine, white-sand beaches, the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf and a cultural diversity that is second to none. Add to the mix a continuous stream of events and festivals, renowned standards of quality service and some of the world’s largest and most interesting malls, such as Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. A safe environment and Dubai’s favourable geopolitical position and, more importantly, its world-famous ‘can do’ attitude in business explain why Dubai continues to attract high-net-worth holidaymakers and investors.