Tourism In Dubai

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International tourist arrivals have nearly multiplied 4 times over the past 30 years and the domestic tourism has also increased in most of the developed and newly industrialized countries. Also at the same time the movements of the tourists have spread over almost all countries geographically making tourism an important factor for boosting the economic sector in most of the countries in terms of employment, foreign exchange and income generation. Earlier the awareness issues regarding the sustainability if the tourism were confined to the natural environment which have now increased their scope to social, cultural and economic spheres and also the built environment. This development has occurred significantly over the past 30 years. With…show more content…
The study examines the multiple dimensions of the physical transformation of Dubai and its main social consequences in growing inequality and a lagged shift in identity. Dubai was and still is run as a corporation, and the transformation of its physical environment became the core of ‘Brand Dubai’, a global city. Dubai emphasis on the physical transformation of the city in order to brand it as a city of luxury, tourism, wealth, tax-free, diversity, innovation, and prosperity. It represents a ‘dream land’ in the globalized world we live in today. It has recently won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, with the theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. As Dubai prepares to host the most sustainable world expo event, it’s essential to understand how one of the fastest growing metropolis, can transform itself into the most sustainable city in the…show more content…
A careful evaluation of the documentations explaining the implementation of various aspects of sustainable tourism in Dubai has been done that evolves around few indicators that sum up the basic requirements of a sustainably developing tourism sector. These indicators are globally followed and implemented for evaluation processes. With a few amendments the indicators fit in the geographical and social scenarios of Dubai. After the evaluation process an overview of lacunas in some of the vital areas are studied in terms of regulation and policy gaps. These are then compared to the probable policies that are successful in other cities and countries with the help of case studies and UNEP annual competitiveness report

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