Dubai Chamber: Spending on Halal Tourism in UAE to Increase by 4.4% in 2016
21 September, 2016
The UAE moved up one spot to 2nd place in terms of Muslim travel friendliness, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) for 2016. Total spending on family tourism in the UAE is projected to increase by 4.4%, according to a study conducted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The study coincides with the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit, which, bearing the theme “Inspiring Change”, will be held in Dubai from 11-12 October, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and tackles family tourism as one of a spectrum of subjects under the Islamic economy label. The UAE is considered both a top origin and top destination country for family tourism – an umbrella term used to refer to the body of Shariah-compliant, halal travel offerings.