Harith Yas Khudhair, Abbas Mardani



The Positive Role of the Tourism industry for Dubai City in the United Arab Emirates

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Dubai has emerged to be the most influential and popular destination in the tourism industry within two and a half decades. The city has outdone most of the other cities which were involved in the tourism industry for many years ago. However, Dubai is highly favored with its natural structure which attracts tourists, for example the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab which are regarded as the most structures that attracts tourist the most. Moreover, Dubai has invested a lot in infrastructure to encourage more visitors in the city including the development of gorgeous beaches as well as best hotels to cater to accommodation, fast technology and communication facilities. The good transportation system is also an added advantage and the shopping festival. Notably, Dubai is highly favored by the political system they have which supports and invest in tourism, for example, sheik Muhammed vision 2020 was based on improving the number of travelers to reach twenty-five million and double the revenues generated with tourist by the year 2020. The award of expo 2020, which the city received motivated them and made them believe in developing the industry. Similarly, Dubai is investing in sustainable development goals; therefore, through tourism, the city will establish renewable power and sustainable water generation strategies to manage tourist needs. Although, most researches have been performed regarding the performance of tourism in Dubai as well as the strategies Dubai should put in place to improve on tourism, there is a gap which needs to be researched regarding the roles tourism plays in Dubai.


Dubai, Tourism, urban development, Culture, Management, urban planning.


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Harith Yas Khudhair, Abbas Mardani. (2021) The Positive Role of the Tourism industry for Dubai City in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 6, 185-199


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