Russian journalists impressed with Dubai infrastructure
Impressed with Dubai's latest infrastructure and on-going development and happenings, a group of 28 journalists from the leading publications in Russia, hailed the meticulous planning of the Government of Dubai and also praised the enormous pace at which the city is developing. The group was in the emirate recently and was assisted by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).DTCM manager Missions, Hamad bin Mejren said that in the last few years Dubai has grown and matured as a popular destination and is now on a success ride. "Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, ongoing developments and future projects and activities, indicate our determination and efforts to achieve excellence in every field and to be recognised as a perfect destination," said bin Mejren. Bin Mejren noted that there are 429 Russian tour operators promoting Dubai in their itinerary. "The number of hotels and hotel apartments guests from Russia registered 21.11 per cent increase last year as there number increased from 183,520 in 2001 to 222,269 in 2002," said bin Mejren. Bin Mejren also briefed the journalists about the works and achievements of the DTCM regionally as well as internationally. He also dwelt upon the emirate's latest infrastructure and services, which can be availed by visitors.