The lucky winner of the latest Irish Dubai Update Newsletter competition is Travel Counsellor Donna Olohan. Thanks to Dubai Tourism and Jebel Ali International, Donna has won a four-night stay in a garden view junior suite at the Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court & Spa. The visit is on an all-inclusive basis for two adults and up to two children under 12 years.
Donna said: “I can’t believe it! I am thrilled to have won the four nights in Jebel Ali Palm Tree Court & Spa. Even my girls are excited. We are so looking forward to it. Thank you very much for the opportunity to finally get to see all that Dubai has to offer … especially families.”
The beautiful and relaxed Palm Tree Court & Spa is situated on a palm-lined beachfront in a lush garden setting within the award-winning Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa. This 5-star beach hotel offers spacious low-rise suites with private balconies or terraces overlooking the lush gardens, waterfalls and streams. The resort is renowned for its impeccable service and outstanding facilities, including a 9-hole golf course, spa, horse riding stables and a choice of 15 restaurants and bars.
If agents want the chance to win future prizes with Dubai Update all they need to do is to subscribe to the newsletter at dubaitourism.ae/subscribe-uk
Tourism Market Trends
Meanwhile, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently organised a meeting to discuss tourism market trends and challenges and explore further ways to promote and market Dubai in overseas markets.
DTCM Director General Khalid A bin Sulayem briefed the gathering about the key performance indicators of the Dubai tourism industry in 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 and comparison of Dubai’s tourism industry with other destinations. He outlined various initiatives launched by the department, including the Do More in Dubai summer holidays promotion, and the new hotel classification scheme.
Senior representatives of Nakheel gave a presentation on Cruise With Nakheel, about exploring the Palm Jumeirah and the World, touring the inner waters of Palm Jumeirah’s crescent, which offers new views of the island’s luxury resorts, villas, apartment complexes and marina. The participants were briefed about various packages available for the tours and the pricing.