Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dubai ruler reveals plan for new tourism district within the Emirate

According to a Nov 24 announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, the Emirate of Dubai will establish a new tourism district consisting of four main sectors. 

The announcement makes reference to an entertainment sector featuring “the largest family entertainment center in the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent in collaboration with Universal Studios,” a retail sector “with the largest mall in the world,” a business sector focused on “entrepreneurship and innovation in the region,” and a sector for cultural exhibitions and galleries, “the largest in the Middle East and North Africa.”

The announcement further indicates plans for more than 100 new hotel facilities as well as upscale retail, and the application of greenbuilding standards. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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