Dubai 8th Feb. 2015: “Whenever you are here in Dubai, You will find a new set of progress in the shape of infrastructure and tourism attraction” said Sandeep Marwah Managing Director of National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited on his tour to Dubai.
Tourism is an important part of the Dubai government’s strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. Dubai’s lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, As of 2013, Dubai was the 7th most visited city of the world based on air traffic and the fastest growing, increasing by a 10.7% rate. Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015.The emirate is also the most populous of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai has been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”. Dubai alone has more than 70 shopping centres, including the world’s largest shopping centre, Dubai Mall. Many boutiques and jewellery stores are also found in the city. Dubai is also known as “the City of Gold” as Gold Souk in Deira houses nearly 250 gold retail shops. “We need to learn from Dubai how to attract tourist” added Marwah.