• Tourism

    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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Chapter | Tourism & Culture from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019

The last 10 years have seen Abu Dhabi’s visitor appeal grow rapidly thanks to the government’s prioritisation of tourism and culture as part of the emirate’s long-term strategy for economic diversification. With an array of high-end accommodation already in place and Louvre Abu Dhabi shining as the emirate’s latest addition to a growing number of attractions, sector authorities are looking to...

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. While the emirate is home to the world’s sixth-largest proven oil reserves, financial buffers have helped it diversify and yield steady non-oil revenues.

 

Countries and regions across the world have long understood the potential of the MICE segment as a vehicle to drive high-value tourism and economic development. In recent decades this has led to significant investment, with nations working to position themselves as centres for the industry, both regionally and globally, aided by greater air...

 

Dubai enjoys a global profile as a major destination for both business and leisure, and today boasts some of the world’s leading offerings in hotels, conference centres, entertainment facilities and shopping malls. It has a beneficial location within close flying distance of some of the world’s most dynamic tourism source markets, and the...

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Dubai 2019

Dubai enjoys a global profile as a major destination for both business and leisure, and today boasts some of the world’s leading offerings for hotels, conference centres, entertainment facilities and shopping malls. It is within close flying distance of some of the world’s most dynamic tourism source markets, and the emirate also remains a popular destination for its neighbours in the Gulf. The...

Near-term sentiment is on the rise among Dubai’s business leaders, with the IMF forecasting a healthy GDP growth rate of 4.2% in 2019 for the emirate. While not as exposed as some of its regional neighbours to the effects of fluctuating commodities prices in recent times, Dubai nevertheless stands to benefit from the knock-on effects of higher prices over the last year.