Why business events are up high on Dubai's D33 agenda

The destination has launched a 10-year roadmap with a focus on tourism and business.

A photo of Dubai downstown.
A photo of Dubai downstown. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/Monica

Dubai has revealed its 10-year economic plan, which aims to make the destination one of the world’s top three international places for tourism and business.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ earlier this month, which focuses on a number of key priorities for the next decade.

The Agenda aims to boost Dubai’s appeal as a tourism and business destination by providing a globally competitive environment for business sustainability and by driving down the cost of doing business across a number of sectors.

The ‘D33’ agenda aims to enhance the city’s position as a fast growing and attractive business hub with world-class quality of life, ensuring the highest levels of security and safety for Dubai’s citizens and residents.

‘D33’ also includes adding 400 cities as key trade partners and launching the Dubai Economic Corridors 2033 initiative, which Dubai says will enhance existing foreign trade relations with Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Further priorities include making Dubai one of the five leading logistic hubs in the world, and one of the top four global financial centres. The Agenda also seeks to increase the productivity of Dubai’s economy by 50% through innovation and digital solutions.

Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) also announced last month the launch of the annual Dubai Tourism Summit, a first-of-its-kind travel forum in the region which will lay the foundation for a home-grown world-class thought leadership programme to boost the city’s resurgent tourism industry and support regional and global tourism.

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