The meeting witnessed the presence of representatives of the industry group, directors. Dubai Airports and Emaar Group gave presentations on their new projects and plans.
Khalid Ahmed Bin Sulayem, director general, DTCM highlighted DTCM’s effort to remove all the obstacles hampering tourist sector, update and exchange information on the emirate’s new projects and plans.
Dubai Airport showcased its Expansion Project 2020, Cian O Sullivan, Head of Retail, Dubai Airports, said while 47.2 million passengers used Dubai Airports in 2010, number is expected to jump to 98.2 million in 2020. As many as 56 million passengers are anticipated to use Dubai Airports by the end of 2012. “The capacity of Dubai Airports is to rise to 75 million passengers in the beginning of 2013,” said O Sullivan.
Elaborating further Ghassan Al Aridi, CEO, Alpha Tours, said: “Meetings between public and private sectors are very critical to boost tourism sector. They do help update information about new tourist products in Dubai, and overcome obstacles hampering the sector.”