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Dubai reveals plan to create hospitality mega event

Dubai International Hospitality Week will bring six events together under one roof in September

Dubai reveals plan to create hospitality mega event
The Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai's best known hotels.

Dubai has announced plans to bring six events together under one roof to create Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW).

DIHW will take place from September 18-20 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will include GulfHost, The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, The Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East, and yummex ME.

Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the event will be the largest hotel and foodservice expo in the Middle East, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

DIHW is expected to bring together more than 2,000 of the world’s top hospitality brands from across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

More than 50,000 visitors, including buyers from top groups that include Crowne Plaza, Dubai Duty Free, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, IHG, Marriott and Spinneys, will be making key purchasing decisions during the show, ahead of the sector’s high season, WAM said.

Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: "The hospitality sector has long been a key pillar of Dubai’s tourism industry and the emirate’s wider economy.

"The dramatic growth we’ve seen in the sector over the years is testament to the attractiveness of Dubai as an investment prospect and a destination that prides itself in offering an environment that facilitates and supports business success.

"We are therefore very pleased to launch Dubai International Hospitality Week as a platform enabling the region’s hospitality players to come together, exchange knowledge and learnings, and create valuable opportunities for future growth."

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