This cosmopolitan city of diversity is at the crossroad of the globe and has transformed itself into a buzzing international metropolis. With easy accessibility, state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern venues, Dubai is the place to be when it comes to business and leisure.Dubai’s central location makes it one of the busiest travel hubs in the world. Dubai International airport is ranked as the number one hub for international passengers with annual traffic over 83.6 million passengers in 2016. The airport serves 90 airlines flying to more than 240 destinations across six continents. Meanwhile, work continues to expand Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central, with the aim to make it the world’s biggest airport with a capacity to handle more than 200 million passengers each year.
The city boasts a world-class infrastructure, well-maintained roads, excellent public transport and connectivity. But great infrastructure is just one reason why Dubai is a global trade centre. Sitting at the crossroads of East and West, Dubai is a switching point for trade with a region of 2.2 billion people in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the CIS, Central Asia and India.
Dubai has a diverse range of premium, standard and budget hotels offering services that cater to all needs and budgets. There are close to 700 hotels in the emirate, together offering more than 100,000 rooms. Current estimates show that a total of 134,000 rooms are expected by the end of 2018.
Adrenaline-pumping desert safaris, luxurious spa breaks, relaxing dhow cruises, Arabian culture, high-octane skydives and exhilarating water park rides — just some of the experiences Dubai offers its guests, including business travellers who manage to mix business with pleasure or incorporate team-building experiences into their schedule.
From Arabic to Asian, French to Mexican and everything in between, Dubai offers food lovers a tantalising array of mouth-watering options to treat your taste buds. And the city is known for its vibrant entertainment scene, where you can relax at blissful beach clubs or watch the world’s most exciting horse race.