Dubai named world’s leading business travel and MICE destination 2019
The emirate was recognised for its ability to cater global travel and business events
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) won two awards at the World Travel Awards in November.
The emirate was given the award for ‘World’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2019’ as well as ‘World’s Leading MICE Destination 2019’.
Given on November 28 in Oman’s capital, the awards recognised Dubai’s ability to host and cater an array of different global travel and business events.
Dubai Tourism was given the MICE destination award for the second year in a row. Its success as a business destination has been attributed to a number of upcoming large-scale business events.
These events include the Amway Asia Pacific Leadership Seminar, as well the International Astronautical Congress, the Million Dollar Round Table Global Conference and the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research all happening in 2020.
Dubai Tourism’s CEO, Issam Kazim shared: “Dubai continues to accelerate towards becoming a preferred global business and investment destination, hosting world-class strategic conferences, meetings and incentive groups as well as offering business travellers a holistic and innovative environment to connect and collaborate. The city’s most recent wins at the World Travel Awards 2019 are testament to the continued efforts in showcasing Dubai’s capabilities on the global stage, bringing to the forefront the city’s focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth while maximising its potential through a continuously evolving business-enabling ecosystem. This, of course, would not have been possible without the collaboration of our valued network of stakeholders, from venues, hotels and DMCs to local associations, businesses and government departments that are contributing not only to tourism growth, but also to the development of Dubai as a knowledge hub.”