Dubai can be a contender for world's top tourist destination
Q. Is there anything specific DTCM wishes to showcase at the upcoming WTM?A. Yes, Dubai will be humming with new activities and developments in the coming years. Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) with a solid team of 80 co-participants, will showcase the Emirates' impressive recreational facilities and futuristic development plans at the World Travel Market (WTM). Dubai will be hosting the annual IMF/World Bank Conference in 2003 (Dubai 2003). This confirms its position as a most-preferred MICE destination in the region. New initiatives of the Dubai Convention Bureau and Dubai Convention Centre will be announced. These are to support the increasing demand of MICE tourism in the emirate. The luxurious Palm, the amenities and facilities it has in store will be on display at the stand. Involving investments up to $3 billion, The Palm is due for completion by 2004. Dubai Festival City, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City will also be presenting their facilities at the event. We will be reconfirming our position as the sports capital of the Middle East, by highlighting our golf clubs extensively. Dubai World Cup, the worldÕs richest horse race will be prominently highlighted. A variety of other sport events are also on our agenda, these details will be given on the Dubai stand at WTM. When we talk about shopping, Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Dubai Summer Surprises have to find a mention. The Dubai stand will present an Òall newÓ DSF to the international audience. Not only has the month of the festival changed (January 15-February 15, 2003) but it also features brand-new activities, fun and entertainment. Our sole objective is to convey the message that Dubai offers British holidaymakers a unique attractive combination of Arabian adventures and experiences along with the 21st century luxuries and facilities to match the best in the world.