Tourism in Dubai

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( Dubai Tourism, 2013)
Tourism is defined as an activity when people travel to different places for leisure, recreation, sightseeing, business, health, religion and many other purposes. The history of tourism can be traced back to the ancient times when man use to travel in search of food, water and for trade and gradually over the years started travelling for pleasure, festivals and cultural exchange. Later on with the development in modes and speed of transportation like roads, rail, steamships & finally airlines and also more facilities of accommodation like Innes, Hotels etc. led to the unparalleled growth of tourism.
Dubai is one of the seven emirates that joined in 1971 to make the United Arab Emirate (UAE). Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is a business and cultural hub of the Middle East. Dubai’s main revenue comes from tourism, aviation, real estate and financial services. More than 90% of Dubai’s total GDP accounts to non-oil sector and tourism add 30% to this non-oil sector (Godubai, 2008). Dubai has attracted worldwide attention because of its various innovative large construction projects, sky scrapers, Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest building), man-made islands, sports & other cultural events. With its strategic geographical location and the great vision of its ruler, Dubai has gone a long way to become one of the fastest growing cities in the world and a unique tourist destination.
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