Will the Russian tourists go to the "City of the Future" in Dubai?
Experts say that it is too far from the sea. “Deputy Prime Minister of UAE Sheikh Mohammed launches the "City of the Future» - Jumeirah Central in Dubai”, - informed the local newspaper “The National”. The cost of the project - which includes construction of residential facilities for 35 thousand people and 7,200 hotel rooms - more than 20 billion dollars. The first buildings will appear to 2020-2021 years. Experts believe that "City of the Future" will not become the point of attraction for domestic tourists. "The sea beaches are far from Sheikh Zayed Road, and the Russian tourists are interested to live closer to the sea. By the time of opening of “Jumeirah Central” a lot of other new hotels will open. In principle, Will the Russians preserve interest for the complex, depends of the state of our economy by this time ", - predicts the Director General of "ART-TOUR" company Dmitry Arutyunov. The location far from the sea in this case means the logistical problems too. Observers say that there is only one transport artery in this area - Sheikh Zayed Road. Perhaps, the metro line will be extended to the new complex, but this form of transport in Dubai is not well developed. The level of 3-4-stars hotels, located close to the beaches is more actual for Russian tourists. But the growth of number of the budget hotels in Emirate is not expected.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.