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Dubai Tourism Webinar Series

Dubai Tourism is AFTA's destination partner and whilst we remain in lockdown in today’s ‘remote working’ and ‘distance learning’ environment Dubai Tourism would like to remain connected to AFTA Members.

In the webinar series, Dubai Tourism will take you through the tools they have available that showcase the city’s offerings, helping you to use this time to get familiar the destination's evolving portfolio.

Webinar #1 - Tuesday 12 May 2020
Presented by Dubai Tourism


WEBINAR #2 - Neighborhoods of dubai

In this webinar Dubai Tourism take you through the neighbourhoods of Dubai where you will discover the attractions and experiences in each location and the proximity of these areas to popular visitor experiences around the city.

At the end of this webinar you will have in-depth knowledge on the following areas:

  • Old Town Dubai (Deira & Bur Dubai)
  • Downtown Dubai
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Marina/Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Dubai Desert
  • Other (smaller areas)

This will enable you to confidently recommend Dubai and the areas more suited to your client, whether it be their first time or third time in the destination when it is safe to travel again.


WEBINAR #3: Families

Dubai’s appeal to family visitors is evident due to its ease of connectivity, infrastructure and wide variety of attractions, experiences and family-friendly hotels in the city.

The vision of Dubai is to become the No. 1 most visited, preferred and revisited global city and with its diverse product offering, attractions and experiences along with its tailored events, it is easy to see why visitors keep returning every year.

During this webinar, we will cover:

  • Family Fun
  • Family Adventure
  • Family Culture
  • Family outdoor/beaches
  • Family Hotels
  • Family Restaurants

By the end of this webinar you will have a great insight into what experiences and attractions are on offer for all family age groups during a Dubai stopover!


webinar #4: adventure and sports

With year-round sun and a dramatic combination of both the desert and beach, Dubai is the perfect location for high-adrenaline and adventure activities.

Sports are also a major part of Dubai's modern culture, with sporting facilities designed into the city's architecture. Dubai’s world-class facilities for tennis, golf, polo and horse racing enables the city to host international events throughout the year and gives tourists the opportunity to enjoy these facilities.

The webinar covers:

  • Adventure – land, air and water
  • Sports – including activities and events

By the end of the webinar you will discover another side to Dubai with its multiple adventure and sporting options on offer for your clients.



With over 200 nationalities residing in Dubai, the diversity of the culinary offering leaves you spoilt for choice. From street eats in Deira, local Emirati restaurants, a beachside breakfast on Kite Beach, rooftop dining in Dubai Marina, to Dubai’s very own institution, the Friday Brunch. We know many of your clients travel the world for food, so we will take you through all of these offerings and many more.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • Dining on a budget
  • Emirati Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
  • Dining for Families
  • Friday Brunch
  • High Tea
  • Dining in the Desert
  • Dining experiences

By the end of this webinar you will discover the amazing variety of culinary experiences for visitors of all nationalities and budgets, which will assist your clients to get the most out of their Dubai experience.

Presentation Deck


Webinar #6 - Dubai Festival, Events and Retail Experiences

Presented by Dubai Tourism

In a city full of cutting-edge art and film, non-stop sports, entertainment and exciting events, visitors are spoilt for choice. Dubai sets the stage for world-class events and festivals year-round, from the hottest concerts to stunning stage shows at La Perle and the Dubai Opera.

And when you are not attending events, Dubai is one place where you can shop ’til you drop - with world-class malls that elevate the shopping experience to completely new heights as well as a wide range of traditional shopping experiences and you’ll still want to come back for more. Mega-complexes are filled with entertainment for all ages and some of the planet’s most luxurious brand names.

During this webinar we will cover:

  • Dubai Events – arts, sports, shopping, music
  • Dubai Shopping – mall, outlets, souks

By the end of this webinar you will discover the many offerings available for shopping enthusiasts, from Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall to the souks in Deira.

You’ll also become familiar with the various events and festivals held annually across the city so that you can advise your clients in advance and recommend they visit during this time.

Presentation Deck >

Dubai Webinar #7 - Ramadan and Authentic Cultural Experiences

Presented by Dubai Tourism

Ramadan in DubaiAs it is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary each year. The official start of the holy month is announced when the crescent moon of the ninth month (of the traditional Islamic calendar) rises.

Ramadan lasts for approximately 30 days, until the next new crescent moon has been sighted, which signals the start of Eid Al Fitr.

The pace of the city slows down, and time is taken to reflect, refresh and grow. The experience for tourists during this time is rich in culture and there is many opportunities to engage with locals

During this webinar we will cover:

Ramadan – overview, Iftars and unique interactive experiences
Authentic Cultural experiences – activities, experiences, events

By the end of this webinar you will have a deeper understanding of Ramadan and how it is celebrated in Dubai.

You will be able to advise your clients that it’s a great time to visit the city as it will allow them to experience the authentic culture and explore the city in a slower than normal pace. We will also ensure you have all the answers to those unknown questions of what you can and cannot do during Ramadan, the unique experiences and operating hours of tourism products.

Presentation slide deck >

Dubai Webinar Series #8 Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai’s New Developments

Presented by Expo 2020 Dubai & Julie King Associates for Dubai Tourism

Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all.

The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19, and allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Expo 2020 Dubai retains its name and remains committed to hosting an exceptional event that will celebrate humanity’s resilience, creativity, culture and innovation.

Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome 192 countries, plus businesses, multilateral organisations and educational establishments, which is why this is one event not to be missed!.

We are fortunate to have Jessie Lu from the Expo 2020 team join us on this webinar and answer any questions you may have.

Dubai also has many new developments that are scheduled to open in the lead up to Expo 2020 which will enhance your customers experience in the destination.

During this webinar we will cover:

  • Expo 2020 Dubai – overview of the event
  • Dubai’s New Developments – attractions, experiences & hotels

By the end of this webinar you will have detailed information on Expo 2020 Dubai and the new developments in the city and how you can incorporate these in your clients itinerary to make their trip to Dubai a memorable experience!

Dubai Expo 2020 Presentation Deck >

Dubai Tourism Update >

Dubai Webinar Series #9  Dubai on a budget
Presented by Dubai Tourism

Dubai, the city of dreams is a must visit destination for any travel enthusiast on any budget. It is a city where modernisation has taken place while keeping its heritage and traditions.

One of the misconceptions of Dubai is that it is an expensive city to visit but there’s so many offerings for all types of budgets when it comes to hotels, entertainment, and attractions. Dubai is certainly within reach of those cost-conscious travellers, or those that are travelling on a strict budget.

We know you are all aware of the 5-star hotels and resorts Dubai has on offer, but did you know the city also has many options for the price weary travellers?

You can also find some great deals on 3-star hotels and even 4-star hotels that just sit outside of the popular tourist hot spots.

This webinar covers:

  • Accommodation on a budget
  • Free things to do in Dubai
  • Things to do under A$20
  • Dining on a budget
  • Exploring the surrounds on a budget

If you are intrigued at visiting Dubai and looking to save some money, please watch this webinar and find out just how many options are available for your prospective clients travelling within a budget.


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