WHY INVEST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The GCC has firmly established itself as one of the leading and most exciting tourist destinations in the world. Already valued at US$178.8 billion, its hospitality, leisure, and recreation industries are only set to grow, driven by rising visitor numbers, expanding populations and the hosting of major global events, Expo 2020 and the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Along with the co-located Hotel Show Dubai, the region's largest hospitality exhibition, The Leisure Show provides the ideal showcase for the leisure, sports, resorts, and pool & spa industries.
of UAE's GDP is from tourism
Value of UAE's leisure-recreation and hospitality projects
visitors expected for the Dubai Expo 2020
Number of leisure-recreation and hospitality projects in the GCC
tourist arrivals projects for the Middle East by 2020
Value of the GCC leisure-recreation & hospitality sector