The United Arab Emirates focus on hotel attractiveness.

The hospitality and tourism sector is constantly growing in the United Arab Emirates, thanks in particular to social networks.

The Emirates Palace joins the Mandarin Oriental.

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental
© Mandarin Oriental

This was announced by the Mandarin Oriental Group, which owns and manages many prestigious hotels around the world Signing of a management contract for the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. From January 1, 2020, it will be the brand’s second establishment in the Emirates, following the opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira in Dubai in early 2019.

Incremental renovations will be carried out over the next two years to improve the 394 guestrooms and leisure facilities. New restaurants will be added to the current 12 restaurants and bars. However, the hotel will continue to welcome guests during the works.

A growing sector.

The development of the hotel industry in the United Arab Emirates has been particularly high in recent years, especially in Dubai. She is nominated for the fifth time in a row the fourth most visited city in the worldbehind Bangkok, Paris and London, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index 2019.

In fact, in the first nine months of 2019, more than 12 million tourists of all nationalities explored the city, up 4.3% year-on-year, according to the latest visitor figures released by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce (Dubai Tourism). A great satisfaction for the city, which is constantly renewing its offer to remain a fashionable destination, thanks in particular to its numerous and increasingly luxurious beach hotels.

Tourism, the new black gold.

With Expo 2020 Dubai due to open in less than a year, organizers hope to attract nearly 12 million foreign visitors. Already, Dubai’s social media presence is strong – travel website Wego has named it the fifth most Instagrammed city in the world – allowing it to consolidate its profile and attract increasing numbers of visitors.

The cultural offer of the Emirates is now available in the new Michelin Green Guide to the United Arab Emirates. In the future, the country will focus on bathing and cultural tourism in order to diversify its sources of income and thus compensate for the oil rain.

It should also be noted that the first professional watch fair of the luxury group LVMH – soberly titled ” LVMH Swiss watch manufacturer – will take place in Dubai in January 2020.

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