The Government of Dubai Media Office - 20 January, 2014: In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued a series of directives designed to enhance and streamline hotel investment and development in the Emirate.
The directives were made in response to recommendations raised by Dubai’s private sector developers during a consultation workshop organised and hosted by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Municipality and attended by representatives of key investors in the hospitality sector including Al Habtoor Group, Al Futtaim Group, Al Ghurair Group, Rotana Group, Dubai Holding and Emaar.
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Dubai Tourism or DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.