Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure in the U.A.E.

The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is pleased to present its report on Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure in the U.A.E.

The United Arab Emirates has long been recognized as a premier tourism and leisure destination. Over the past decade, these sectors have experienced rapid and sustained growth, becoming a key component of the U.A.E.’s successful economic diversification strategy.

The biggest names in the international hospitality industry – from Hilton to Hyatt to Marriott – have invested heavily in the U.A.E. Meanwhile, the U.A.E. has developed, and exported, brand names of its own, such as DAMAC, Emaar, and Jumeirah.

Moreover, household names like Six Flags, Sea World, Warner Bros., and Guggenheim are all taking root in the U.A.E.’s leisure and entertainment sectors.

This report will assess the current state of the U.A.E.’s hospitality, tourism, and leisure sectors. The report will examine the sectors’ key players, the engines behind their rapid growth, and several of the challenges facing the industry. Throughout, it will note how American businesses have partnered with Emirati entities to make the U.A.E. one of the world’s premier leisure destinations.