The recognition of Dubai as a tourist destination is a recent phenomenon and has left the whole world in a bit of shock. Most tourist hotspots spend decades trying to build infrastructure and reputation to attract people from the world over. Dubai tourism has exploded within a short span of time thanks to some very intelligent efforts by its government.
Initially, Dubai attracted the maximum visitors during its annual Shopping Festival. However, that was more of a shopping visitor than a tourist who had come to see the sights and have a nice time. This new reason for Dubai travel was brought about by the Sheikh of Dubai who, with commendable foresight, saw the eventually the oil resources of Dubai would run out and it would need some other form of trade to support its economy. Thus began the plans to convert Dubai into a luxurious holiday and vacation spot as well as a commercial center. A large portion of the money earned by the old oil economy is now being pumped into alternative channels all focused on promoting Dubai tourism.
Dubai is located where Europe, Africa, and Asia meet. Many excellent facilities in Dubai have been built to facilitate tradeshows and exhibitions. The most popular of these is the Dubai World Trade Center. Due to its central location, Dubai travel schedules are convenient for international meetings as everyone can converge at a central point. Dubai already attracts thousands of business professionals on a daily basis.