Dubai’s Thriving Tourism Sector: A Testament to Public-Private Partnerships

Sheikh Mohammed underscored the sector's importance, acknowledging its contribution to the emirate's economic prosperity and its central role in attracting increasing visitors

Dubai’s Vice-President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasized the pivotal role of solid partnerships in propelling the emirate to new heights in delivering exceptional tourism services and facilities.

The Dubai Ruler made these remarks during a visit to the groundbreaking One&Only One Za’abeel, the first vertical urban resort in the city.


The tourism sector has been a driving force behind Dubai’s economic expansion, with an impressive surge in growth over recent years.

Sheikh Mohammed underscored the sector’s importance, acknowledging its contribution to the emirate’s economic prosperity and its central role in attracting increasing visitors.

As global tourism evolves, Dubai remains at the forefront of innovation, setting sights on a future brimming with possibilities.

Sheikh Mohammed outlined the emirate’s commitment to sustainable development, emphasizing a unique path that prioritizes creating an exceptional environment for global investors.

Dubai’s rise as a leading global business and tourist destination is evident in its multifaceted initiatives and projects designed to open new growth, excellence, and innovation horizons.

The Dubai Ruler highlighted the ongoing efforts to expand the city’s world-class infrastructure, a crucial element in realizing the vast growth potential across various sectors, including tourism.


These endeavours align with the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, aiming to position the city among the top three urban economies globally.

Accompanied by key dignitaries, including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, as well as Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Managing Director of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed gained insights into the visionary One&Only One Za’abeel resort, developed by Kerzner International.

The resort, a crowning jewel in Dubai’s hospitality offerings, boasts 229 opulent hotel rooms and suites across 15 floors.

Beyond its luxurious accommodations, the facility features state-of-the-art sports facilities and an infinity pool, distinguished as the longest in Dubai, stretching an impressive 120 meters and soaring 100 meters above ground level.

One&Only One Za’abeel exemplifies Dubai’s commitment to providing world-class amenities that cater to the discerning tastes of global travellers.

Sheikh Mohammed commended the resort as a reflection of the emirate’s dedication to excellence and innovation in the hospitality sector.

In a candid discussion, Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in achieving such milestones.

He acknowledged the shared responsibility in fostering an environment conducive to investment, a sentiment echoed by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who highlighted the need for continuous innovation to meet the evolving demands of the tourism industry.

The visit to One&Only One Za’abeel showcased Dubai’s ability to blend luxury with innovation, creating a distinctive and memorable experience for visitors.

The resort’s vertical design is a testament to the emirate’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of architectural ingenuity, providing a unique perspective on luxury living and hospitality.

As Dubai charts its course for the future, the emirate remains dedicated to positioning itself as a global hub for business and tourism.

The commitment to sustainable development and strategic public-private partnerships have been a cornerstone of Dubai’s success story.

The city’s resilience and adaptability continue to be critical factors in its ability to attract investment and visitors alike, solidifying its status as a beacon of progress in the dynamic landscape of the Middle East.

In conclusion, Dubai’s thriving tourism sector is a shining example of what can be achieved through visionary leadership, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to excellence.

The One&Only One Za’abeel resort symbolizes Dubai’s continuous pursuit of innovation, setting the stage for even more significant achievements in the years to come.

As the emirate builds on its successes, the world watches with anticipation, eager to witness the next chapter in Dubai’s remarkable journey.


This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed

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