DUBAI: The UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the emirate leads the world in the return to normality after he toured Dubai’s tourism annual event the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
“Exhibitions are returning, tourism is recovering, real estate is rising, investment is accelerating and exports have reached new highs,” Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter.
He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
“Hosting the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest World Expo in the history of the event, has further reinforced Dubai’s status as a hub for business, tourism and investment,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
The Arabian Travel Market, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, opened on Monday and concludes on Thursday.
The event is considered a bellwether for the travel industry in the Middle East, offering an insight into the trends that will shape the year ahead.
More than 1,500 exhibiting companies from 158 countries are taking part in the four-day tourism event that will welcome about 20,000 visitors.