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DUBAILAND® to showcase over 18 projects at Arabian Travel Market 2008


DUBAILAND®, a member of Tatweer, will showcase 18 of its multiple entertainment concepts for the first time in Dubai at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2008, the region’s premier travel and tourism exhibition.


Each entity of DUBAILAND® will occupy its own booth at its 1, 600 sq meter stand at ATM 2008, which will be held from 6-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 15th edition of the event is expected to attract over 24, 000 industry players from more than 100 countries.


DUBAILAND® models that will be displayed at ATM 2008 include  Freej DUBAILAND®, Marvel DUBAILAND®, Six Flags DUBAILAND®, HIT Entertainment Little Big Club DUBAILAND®, DreamWorks DUBAILAND®, Universal Studios DUBAILAND®, Al Sahra Desert Resort, City of Arabia, Dubai Lifestyle City, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Wheel DUBAILAND®, Motor City / Dubai Autodrome/F1-X Dubai, Palmarosa and Sahara Kingdom. "The Tiger Woods Dubai" and Global Village will take part in the exhibition.


An interactive e-book will be available for the travel and tourism community at the premises, providing detailed information about the developments, whilst offering further insights into what DUBAILAND® will offer in its entirety on completion. in addition to the 18 entities, the electronic brochure will offer details on projects such as Al Barari, Aqua Dunya, Dubai Golf City, Falcon City of Wonders, Legends and Plantation.


Mohammed Al Habbai, CEO of DUBAILAND®, said: "As the region’s premier industry event, Arabian Travel Market 2008 offers us the ideal platform to showcase our entities. In addition, participation in this year’s event is critical for us to convey our state of readiness to global industry leaders, as we steadily move towards the destination’s launch in 2010."


The three billion sq ft DUBAILAND®, when completed, promises to be one of the world’s largest tourism destinations. It will play a crucial role in attracting 15 million tourists as envisioned by Dubai Strategic Plan 2015, and generating niche employment opportunities.


In its endeavor to widen awareness about its multifaceted landmark projects, DUBAILAND® also participated at the 8th Global Travel and Tourism Summit 2008 organized by the World Travel and Tourism Council from 20-22 April in Dubai.


As the platinum sponsor, the destination emphatically impressed overseas visitors and delegates by successfully showcasing its massive investments in Dubai’s travel and tourism sector, as well as its innovative leisure and entertainment concepts.


Al Habbai added: "An effective business networking platform for international investors, the Global Travel and Tourism Summit in Dubai gave us yet another opportunity to illustrate the magnitude of DUBAILAND®’s projects to visitors and delegates. Through participating in regional and global events, we will continue to affirm our progress and inform the world of our commitment to welcome visitors from the scheduled launch date."


Unique theme parks, rides, cultural adventures and other avenues of entertainment will be key components of DUBAILAND®, which will boast projects such as Universal City DUBAILAND®, Freej DUBAILAND® Theme Park, Marvel DUBAILAND® Theme Park, Six Flags DUBAILAND® Theme Park, HIT Entertainment’s ‘Little Big Club DUBAILAND®’, DreamWorks DUBAILAND® Animation Park, Dubai Sports City, City of Arabia, Motor City, Aqua Dunya and The Dubai Wheel DUBAILAND® and many others.



DUBAILAND®, a member of Tatweer, is the world’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment destination, catering to the needs of the entire family. The unique 3 billion sq. ft. development has been designed to catalyze the position of Dubai as an international hub of family tourism, appealing to tourist segments across genders, age group, world regions and activity preferences.

DUBAILAND® is projected to attract millions of tourists annually from around the world. The diverse projects under DUBAILAND® include theme parks, eco-tourism projects, shopping malls, restaurants and residential units that are being developed by UAE, GCC and international investors.

A product of extraordinary vision, DUBAILAND® will be an attractive place to ‘live, work and play’ for the emirate’s growing population and visitors, both as a leisure destination and an appropriate setting for business and entertainment development.

About Tatweer

Launched in December 2005, Tatweer is one of the region’s most dynamic enterprises and a member of Dubai Holding. Comprising market-leading brands, it oversees an ambitious business development plan. Its current portfolio is divided into Energy & Healthcare, Tourism & Entertainment, and Industry & Real Estate offerings.

Its entities include Dubai Healthcare City, the region’s hub for world-class quality healthcare services; Mizin, one of the most advanced real estate companies in the region; DUBAILAND®, one of the biggest leisure, entertainment and tourism destinations in the world including Universal City DUBAILAND®, featuring Universal Studios DUBAILAND® as its centerpiece; DreamWorks DUBAILAND®, the first DreamWorks theme park in the world; Six Flags DUBAILAND®, the first Six Flags theme park outside North America; "Little Big Club", HIT Entertainment one of a kind project; Marvel Dubailand®, the world’s first 4.5 million sq ft Super Heroes theme park, "The Tiger Woods Dubai", an exclusive golf community that will include the first Tiger Woods designed golf course; Dubai Industrial City, an industrial township to develop Dubai as a leading manufacturing hub; BAWADI®, the world’s leading hospitality and entertainment project hosting 51 luxury hotels and more than 60, 000 hotel rooms; Dubai Energy, investing in regional and global energy opportunities and building a diversified investment portfolio; Dubai Mercantile Exchange, the first energy futures exchange in the Middle East set up in partnership with the New York Mercantile Exchange and Global Village, a premier family  destination for culture, entertainment, cuisine and commerce.

Tatweer’s entities continue to consolidate a group of life-improving industries in addition to pioneering joint venture initiatives with leading global conglomerates. They continuously strive for world-class performance, while implementing leadership development to drive and sustain business excellence, quality and high performance.


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