Dubai’s Department for Economy and Tourism (DET), in continuation of its ongoing activities in Africa has released dates for its East Africa roadshow, with the Ethiopian edition to be held on September 15. The roadshow will highlight Dubai’s affordable experiences and the diversity of the city’s offerings to key travel partners. Highlights of the roadshow span across travel, hospitality, entertainment and Dubai’s citywide events, with a focus on leisure, family travel, education and medical tourism. Key elements of the event will include breakout network sessions, partner presentations, one-on-one meetings, and medical facility updates.
Dubai, being known for its continuous drive to establish, maintain and show its safe, open, and accessible system, has seen Dubai ranked as the No.1 global destination in Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022. The new tourism figures from DET show that overall, Dubai hotels maintained an average occupancy level of 76Pct from January to May 2022. According to data from hotel management analytics firm STR, Dubai ranked No.1 globally in hotel occupancy, ahead of other international destinations including New York (61Pct), London (60Pct) and Paris (57Pct), for the January to April 2022 period.