Golf, tennis and other sporting events worth $670 million a year to Dubai

21 November, 2015


About US$1.76 billion is spent on sports and sport-related events in Dubai every year, bringing a total economic uptick of $670 million to the emirate, according to a new report from accountancy firm Deloitte. It states that, of the total amount spent, approximately $709m goes on seven major events – golf’s DP World Tournament and the Dubai Desert Classic, horse racing’s Dubai World Cup, the Dubai Marathon, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, cycling’s Dubai Tour and the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament. A further $255m is spent on facilities and $172m on the 14,500 people working in the industry. The remaining $627m is judged as indirect and induced impact, i.e. locally generated business-to-business spending, as well as consumer spending from locals working in the industry in Dubai.

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