Close to 8 million tourists are expected to visit
This represents an annual increase of 17.3% which is the sixth best growth rate among the global Top Twenty.
These visitors are expected to spend $7.8 billion during their stay in
Only 45 Minutes
With the new super highway due to open in July 2011, the 90 minute journey to the east coast will soon become an easy 45 minute trip. For tourists who arrive in
45 Minutes from 12 Million People
If businesses are making the claim of being “45 minutes away from 4 million customers,” the tourism industry in
‘UAE is So Much More’
Much Work to Do
Many top quality hotels and restaurants have been established. The fast highway will soon be opened.
The emirate of Al Fujairah now needs:
- A Marhaba (welcome) Centre for tourists to relax and plan their stay. The Fujairah Fort seems like an ideal, central location.
- A performance arena below the Fujairah Fort, surrounded by a heritage village and which caters for the one day tourist.
- 12-15 tourist sites need to be open 7 days a week and upgraded to an international standard with quality signs, multi-lingual brochures and trained tourist guides. These tourist attractions should represent a diversity of activities including the visitation of ancient sites, exploration of the natural wonderland, ventures into the mountains and the enjoyment of water pursuits, including fun on the beaches.
A Slice of the 8 Million Tourists
Not all the 8 million tourists who arrive in
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Images: Thanks to the Fujairah Observer for the photo of the new Dubai-Fujairah highway, the Fujairah International Airport for the map of Fujairah and the UAE, the Mastercard Report for the tables and Google Images for the photo of the Dubai International Airport.