May 6, 2008 - The number of hotel visitors to Dubai is expected to grow to ten million by 2010, from about seven million in 2007.
The Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), released those projections during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2008, which was held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 6 to 9, 2008.
The number of hotels and hotel apartments is expected to rise to 488 by 2010, up from 452 in 2007. Dubai's room strength will also increase to 64,179, a significant increase from 51,168 room units in 2007.
According to Mr. Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem, DTCM Director General, "We are on track to move Dubai up the ladder on the global tourism map, and continue to provide direction to consolidate the emirate's position as the tourism hub not just of the region but of the world.
"The visionary and iconic projects currently underway in Dubai are guaranteed to surpass our estimates for tourism growth by 2010. The next three years will see the most dramatic developments in tourism projects in Dubai.”