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The City and its history

An amazing metropolis, Dubai has emerged as a global hub for business and leisure, having achieved transformational growth in the past decades and today serving as home to over 200 nationalities.Led by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the city has a world-class infrastructure and a business-oriented environment that further drives inward investments and accelerates growth.

An export and re-export hub, Dubai draws strength from its strategic location at the crossroads of the East and the West, and its impressive growth is underlined by its focus on economic diversification.

Retail, tourism, aviation, hospitality and trade continue to drive the growth of the city’s economy, which has also invested in building a knowledge economy with a focus on information technology, education and research & development.

Offering strong connectivity to the world through its world-class international airports, Dubai has a seamless transportation infrastructure including the world’s longest driverless metro network. With world-class malls, hotels and leisure attractions, in addition to its pristine beaches and rich cultural heritage, Dubai is indeed a city that mesmerises visitors with its diversity.

Offering the highest standards of safety and security, Dubai is today regarded as a beacon of hope, and has built strong competencies in the financial and banking sector, in addition to a firm focus on growing its manufacturing base.

Today, Dubai is entering the next era of growth by focusing on evolving as a Smart City in the next three years by drawing on the power of IT and smart connectivity to provide seamless government services and promote the happiness of the people.

Dubai is also a thought leader in environmental sustainability and has announced its Integrated Energy Strategy to reduce energy demand and diversify energy sources with a focus on renewables.

ENOC supports the growth and rapid growth of the city serving as the power “behind every successful journey”



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In order to know which documents are require to travel to the United Arab Emirates it might be helpful and we would advise to check also the requirements at the following link.

If you require a letter of invitation, CITA or the hosting organisation are able to provide you with this once we have received your registration payment. To apply for a letter of invitation please address your request by email to the CITA Secretariat.

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