.
.
.
.

Dubai eyes attracting 25 million tourists in 2025

Published: Updated:

Dubai plans to merge the departments of economy and tourism and hopes to attract 25 million tourists in 2025, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince said on Twitter on Saturday.

Sheikh Hamdan added that Helal al-Marri will be appointed as a general director of the new department.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the new department’s main objectives include increasing the added value of the industrial sector by 150 percent over the next five years, expanding foreign export markets for local products by 50 percent, and increasing the number of tourists by 40 percent, his media office said.

He added that the Emirate also wants to attract 100,000 companies in 3 years, 400 global economic events annually by 2025, and encourage private sector companies and family businesses to list on the financial markets and stock exchanges in Dubai.

Read more:

Emirates Airline to resume Dubai-Israel flights from December 6

Dubai cycling enthusiasts hit the desert as sport gains traction

Expo 2020 Dubai: Female Muslim US hip-hopper urges ‘girls to feel powerful’