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Major new theme parks anticipated to open in UAE are identified as key contributors to UAE leisure tourism growth according to new research

Major new theme parks anticipated to open in the UAE are identified as key contributors to UAE leisure tourism growth according to new research.

Research by Team Leisure LLC indicates that the UAE is forecast to make up 90% of the Middle East leisure tourism market by 2020.

Team Leisure LLC Director Phil Taylor commented: “The UAE is just about to take a huge step on to the world leisure stage with some 10 – 15 major leisure attractions due to open in 2016 and many more in the pipeline.

“This is the next big step in the UAE’s tourism strategy and the single biggest driver of growth in the hotel market for the next five years.”

In 2016 four new theme parks are anticipated to open in Dubai, alongside the Louvre Abu Dhabi and safari parks in both Dubai and Al Ain.

Taylor added: “If the UAE can achieve the same quality and success with its leisure attractions that define all of the tourism initiatives that have got it to where it is today, then there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it can succeed in the next major step in its tourism strategy. After all, the UAE tourism story is at least 20 years old already, and it has delivered steady and impressive growth to date.”


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David Thompson
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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00
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