- Uganda has been ranked as the second country with the highest number of people visiting Dubai
- Dubai is a city and a beach destination and offers desert safaris.
- It is a city you can visit 2-3 times a year and never do the same thing or stay at the same place twice
With more than 12,000 restaurants, over 750 hotels, and hundreds of attractions, Dubai remains the number one tourist destination in the world for Ugandans and other African countries.
Stella Obinwa the Regional Director of International Operations at the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism said, there is a large Ugandan community in Dubai, because of the constant improvement of hospitality, attractions, service, and price points.
“When you get to Dubai, you’ll see that Dubai has everything for every type of traveler, for families, couples, friends, groups, business, or leisure. Dubai is a city you can visit two to three times per year and never do the same thing or stay at the same place twice. Each visit to Dubai is new for you” Obinwa averred.
She said everyone should visit Dubai to experience the landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Museum of the Future, The Palm, Burj Al Arab, and many more fun or historic icons.
According to her “the variety that Dubai offers is better than elsewhere - for example, we are a city and a beach destination and we have desert safaris”.
Tareq Binbrek from the Dubai Department of economics and tourism explained that Uganda is the second country with the highest number of people visiting the City.
“Since the beginning of the year 2022, we have Uganda being the second highest in terms of travelers from the sub-Saharan Africa market into the city. And we don’t want to keep it over there, we want to continue to maintain and grow this” Tareq explained.
Many Ugandans are visiting Dubai, for leisure, medical tourism, and trade among others, which is attributed to the fact that Ugandans feel at home while in Dubai.
In September 2022 officials from Dubai Tourism in Africa, conducted a road show in Uganda to encourage more Ugandans to visit Dubai and held meetings with stakeholders in the tourism sector as well as the media.
They were led by Christian Romer head of Public Relations Dubai Tourism sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the trip was to make stories about Dubai more authentic and relevant to the Ugandan Media.