Dubai’s tourism industry shows a growth rate that has allowed it to rise continuously among the leading world tourist cities. In some areas, it has in the last few years acquired a singular position, such as airport passenger numbers; overall visitor growth; visitor-resident ratio; or man-made tower, island, luxury hotel, and shopping mall constructions. The city has several modern features that are unique in the world and that make it a top destination for international tourism. Its officially approved and endorsed Tourism Vision for 2020 reveals detailed and focused plans toward the goal of making it the world’s most visited city by the year 2020.

Dubai as a World Tourism City

According to the 2014 MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, Dubai was the world’s fifth most visited ...

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