07 July 2008

Dubai is likely to remain a popular holiday destination over the next few years, despite various economic problems across the world.

This is the conclusion of Deloitte, which has estimated that the number of foreign nationals visiting the Middle East could go up by as much as ten per cent this year.

Indeed, visitor numbers in the region in 2007 were 13 per cent up on those recorded 12 months earlier, reports AMEInfo.

Dubai was flagged up as one major hotspot of activity – a development which is resulting in continued investment in the tourism industry.

For example, more than £2 billion is being spent on expanding Dubai International Airport, as it hopes to increase the capacity to 60 million by 2010.

The emirate is also set to be serviced by what will be the world’s largest airport.

This comes after Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing revealed that about seven million people booked temporary lodgings in the region last year.