It was very Definitely Dubai in number 37 Dawson Street, Dublin, as Emirates and Dubai Tourism hosted the trade to give an update on this growing destination – which welcomed 41,000 Irish visitors last year.
Dubai will host Expo in 2020 and the objective is to double the tourism arrivals in that year to 20 million. However the focus for this year is to promote the destination as a viable weekend break, and to increase the number of stopovers by passengers hubbing through DXB.
To highlight Dubai’s exciting new events calendar, Emirates and Dubai Tourism held a draw and gave a prize of eight tickets to the Back Street Boys concert at the O2 on 1st April next. The lucky winners were:
Olivia Barne, Travelmood
Caitriona Power, Club Travel
Barry Hammond, Topflight
Virginia Warren, Club Travel
Peter McKiernan, Travel Counsellors
Roisin Carbery, Topflight
Kathryn McCarthy, Abbey Travel
Rachel Fitzgerald, Abbey Travel