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Saudi tourists prefer to visit Dubai

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(Dubai-AlummahWorld 09 September 2014) The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has underscored its strong ties with Saudi Arabia, describing it as one of the world’s fastest growing countries and the largest free market economy in the Middle East.
“In fact, Saudis lead in the number of tourists visiting Dubai with 2.1 million in the first quarter of 2014,” according to DCCI president and CEO Hamad Buamim, Arab news reported.
Saudi Arabia is also Dubai’s largest trading partner with DCCI members’ exports and re-exports reaching AED 48.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014.
“This means that the Saudi market has accounted for 32 percent of DCCI members’ total exports and re-exports, and 54 percent of the DCCI members’ total GCC exports and re-exports for the first quarter of 2014.
Mr. Buamim said, “These figures are solid proof and a clear indication of the strong trade and commercial relationship between Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
“Dubai is committed to facilitating commercial services, hence serving Saudi companies keen to expand and benefit from trade opportunities in regional and global markets.”
He said the Dubai Chamber continues to work on tightening its connections and relations with Saudi counterparts and its cooperation.
“Our cooperation extends to the Council of Saudi Chambers, in addition to the Riyadh, Asharia, Jeddah and Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and we are keen on exchanging expertise and knowledge to better serve and support the Saudi and Emirati companies alike,” he said.
He said that after the Saudi announcement and intention to start implementing the ATA Carnet system, which facilitates the temporary admission of goods, he expects Saudi Arabia to become UAE’s top partner in this sector.
Tourism sector in GCC getting momentum as countries are planning to develop transportation and other facilities for tourists. Providing best quality services and attractions, Dubai is also increasingly popular among tourists from South Asia and Europe.