The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) launched the 2006 edition of its annual tourism manual Destination Dubai coinciding with the World Travel Market (WTM-2006) that opened in London on Monday (November 14.
The 120-page manual is a comprehensive information book for all potential visitors to Dubai and documents the emirate's progress in trade, travel and tourism, sports while offering a complete list of shopping and other leisure options.
For the first time this year, an Arabic version of Destination Dubai will be launched. The Destination Dubai project was undertaken under the supervision of Mr. Ahmed Al Tunaiji, DTCM Manager Media and Advertising.
The manual documents Dubai's fast transformation into a haven for sun seekers and shoppers and also a city of adventure, offering exciting discoveries in both mountain and desert terrain. Destination Dubai 2006 is an attempt to present Dubai's fantastic tourism options to a global audience.
It contains valuable information like the places to visit, heritage sites, entertainment and tours, dining out options. It also looks into Dubai's visa regulations and visitors' easy access to visit visas.
Dubai's emerging reputation as a shopping oasis with features like the Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Shopping festival are well represented in the manual.
With an increased interest worldwide over Dubai's state-of-the art sporting facilities, Destination Dubai 2006 has an update on the Dubai Sports City at the Dubailand complex that is set to open its doors in 2007 along with the facilities available at other existing premium sports facilities.
A complete listing of Dubai's rapidly expanding list of hotels and hotel apartments, foreign embassies and consulates in the manual will help guide tourists through the multiple leisure options that are available in Dubai.
Destination Dubai 2006 also aims to educate the foreign traveler about sponsorship details, transit visas, customs and duty free allowances, language, climate, local press etc.
The manual is distributed free of charge locally and at the 15 DTCM overseas offices. Italian, German, French, Russian and Chinese versions of the manual will also be available for distribution.