Dubai’s hospitality industry gears up for Expo 2020 Dubai, the world’s largest and most impactful event ever in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region , from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, as the COVID-19 recovery gains momentum globally and the UAE prepares to celebrate its Golden Jubilee.
With the Expo 2020 theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, along with one or more of its sub-themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability, Dubai will welcome visitors from all corners of the world. to join in the making of a new world because it brings the planet together in one place to reimagine tomorrow.
The UAE’s service and business sectors, led by the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, have worked tirelessly to ensure that visitors to the Expo have a safe, inspiring and unforgettable experience during the six-month global event.
Wego, which specializes in travel services and online reservations, said various countries are awaiting the start of Expo 2020 Dubai. The company has revealed that it has witnessed, via its website, approximately 533,000 searches during the month of July, on flights and hotels for the period in which this event will take place.
This indicates the growing demand that Dubai is witnessing and the rapid recovery of the business tourism sector, noting that in light of the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, hotels have started to allocate packages and extended stay offers. specifically for visitors to the exhibition, the company said.
The Dubai Tourism and Business Marketing Department revealed that as of May 2021, there were 128,545 hotel rooms in Dubai. There were 715 hotel establishments, including 134 five-star hotels.
Statistics from Dubai Tourism showed that the emirate hosted 2.06 million international overnight visitors from January to May 2021.
The emirate has one of the highest numbers of hotel rooms in the world, according to a study by travel site Insider Monkey. Dubai has 100,000 hotel rooms available for visiting guests.
Dubai has hotels such as Burj Al Arab and Address Hotels & Resorts and is home to seven of the 12 tallest hotels in the world, including Gevora Hotel (356.3 meters), JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (355 m), SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences (336 m), Rose Rayhaan by Rotana (333 m), Burj Al Arab (321 m), Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel (309 m) and Millennium Plaza (294 m).
Dubai’s hotel sector is building more hotels despite the challenge and impact of COVID-19 on global tourism and travel.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the world’s largest cultural gathering and offer inspiring experiences for 182 days. More than 200 entities will contribute to these experiences, including countries, multilateral organizations, businesses and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors, to create the largest and most diverse version.