Between October 2020 and April 2021, more than 25 million visitors are expected to attend Expo 2020 in Dubai, 70 per cent of which will be from outside the UAE, which is the largest number of international visitors in the event’s history.

Currently, there are 82,000 hotel and hotel apartment rooms in Dubai, and this figure is expected to double by 2020. This expanded hotel portfolio will be vital to ensure that the demands of the visitors are met and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) will work with its partners in both the government and private sectors to put in place the infrastructure and processes needed to meet the demand of the expected visitors.

Following the announcement that Dubai would be the host city for Expo 2020 at the final vote counting in Paris, His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General at DTCM and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “The legacy of holding such an event in Dubai is where the real value lies.

A wide range of sectors will benefit, including construction, engineering and transportation, and, of course, the hospitality, retail and aviation sectors will experience a significant positive impact, further strengthening their already robust positions. More info