Dubai is shaping a bright future full of new possibilities, with initiatives and projects that are opening new horizons of growth, excellence and innovation, said Sheikh Mohammed. The emirate has charted a unique path for sustainable development with a strong focus on creating an exceptional environment for investors from around the world to take advantage of the enormous opportunities arising from the emirate’s rise as a leading global tourism and business destination. world.
Dubai is expanding its world-class infrastructure to realize the enormous growth promise of its various sectors, including tourism. Sheikh Mohammed stated that these efforts are accelerating efforts to achieve the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 goal of making the city one of the world’s top three urban economies.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed during the visit were Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates; and Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on One&Only One Za’abeel, the first vertical urban complex in Dubai developed by Kerzner International. The latest addition to Dubai’s hotel offering features 229 opulent rooms and suites spread over 15 floors, as well as diverse amenities and a variety of exceptional dining options designed by a distinguished team of world-class chefs. The complex also has sports facilities and an infinity pool, the longest in Dubai, 120 meters long and 100 meters above ground level.
The opening of the urban complex in early January comes at a time when the emirate’s tourism industry is experiencing significant growth, offering visitors a wide range of options. Recent statistics from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism reveal that as of the end of November 2023, the city had a total of 149,680 hotel rooms in 820 properties. This represents a significant increase compared to the 145,000 hotel rooms in 794 properties registered at the end of November 2022.