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Officials of DCTCM at the Dubai Stakeholders meet at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The officials were in Lagos to market Dubai tourism to Nigerians.
Officials of DCTCM at the Dubai Stakeholders meet at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The officials were in Lagos to market Dubai tourism to Nigerians.

Dubai Tourism Seeks Stronger Ties With Nigeria


Ebere Chibuzor

As part of its resolve to strategically win the Nigerian travelling public and sell its booming tourism to the country, Dubai Corporation For Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) has concluded arrangements to facilitate, and sponsor, some 500 travel and tour professionals within 10 countries in Africa to Dubai.

The tour arrangement was announced at a stakeholder roadshow organized by DCTCM to cement a relationship between Dubai stakeholders and Nigeria Travel and Trade.

Regional Director, Africa International Operations for DCTCM, Stella Obinwa, who disclosed this at the event which held at Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos, recently said the event is scheduled for June 2 and would last till June 7, 2016.

She disclosed that Emirates, which has 150 travel destinations, would fly visitors to Dubai to the show.

Dubai Stakeholders at the event included Burj Khalifa, Damac Properties, Emaar Hospitality, Dubai Parks and Resort and Dubai Immigration.  Others are Emirates Airlines, Emirates Holidays, Arabian Falcon, Starwood Properties, Connect World Tours, Rayna Tourism, Armani hotels and many others.

Contributing, Nigerian representative for Emirates Holidays, Olanireti Babalola, said, Emirates Holidays offers package for Emirate travellers to Dubai at very affordable rates adding that travellers on its airlines would enjoy the best of fares.

“Emirates Holidays packages include wedding in Dubai, birthdays in Dubai as well as honeymoon package for creative memories to clients.  Emirates Holidays can carter for any number of travellers going to Dubai”, he said.

“We have state of the art ships and helicopters for our cruise services in addition to our five star hotels in water and it is very exciting playing volleyball while cruising, wedding on board the cruise, school cruise among others”, Babalola noted.

Other highlights at the event were interactive sessions with the Dubai Stakeholders, chance to win several prizes supplied by the stakeholders with seven lucky Nigerians to win a trip to Dubai at the expense of the Dubai tourism Board.

The event attracted a huge number of travel and tour professionals, amongst guest who were eager to know more about the Dubai travel market.

DCTCM is responsible for the branding, promotion and marketing of the emirate of Dubai. It is dedicated to working with private and public sector tourism and commerce partners to promote Dubai’s position as a leading international business and leisure destination around the world.

DCTCM has a mandate which includes promoting the emirate as a prime destination for tourism, entertainment, and events; promoting the emirate’s credentials for global business, with essential facilities, infrastructure, events and expertise required to facilitate trade; and attracting regional and international businesses to establish offices in the emirate.

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