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EXPERIENCE DUBAI

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Dubai: Gateway to the World

Dubai is known as the “gateway to the world” with its ultra-modern infrastructure, extensive air transport network and a highly diversified economy. Home to more than 200 nationalities, this vibrant, cosmopolitan city is a distinct destination that combines the best of modernity and the allure of centuries-old traditions.
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Dubai external trade’s highest value gods in 2019

Dubai’s exceptional stature in the global jewellery industry is perhaps best represented by two unique aspects in its history – its pearling traditions and its world-renowned Gold Souk (marketplace or bazaar). Today, Dubai is also known as an international diamond trading hub, with trade rising more than six folds from AED 13.2 billion (US$3.6 billion) in 2003 to AED 84 billion (US$23 billion) in 2019, according to Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

During the first half of 2020, Dubai’s non-oil trade (exports and imports) reached AED 550 billion (approximately US$148.5 billion) despite the pandemic. Gold, diamonds and jewellery continued to top the list of commodities at a value of AED 140 billion (approximately US$38 billion), accounting for 25% of the total.

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Experience Dubai

Dubai has grown into an international destination for business and leisure. Visitors can experience famous tourist destinations like Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; relax on a pristine beach; or venture into the Arabian Desert for sun, sand and adventure. They can explore a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, or try outdoor activities like skydiving and kitesurfing. No matter what the interest, Dubai serves up every experience with warm and welcoming Arabian hospitality.

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Things to Know

Visa Information

Passport-holders from 50+ nations are now eligible for a 30-day UAE tourist visa upon arrival. Consult your embassy or hotel before you plan to travel.

Attire & Alcohol

Dubai is a diverse city with a heritage rooted in Arab culture and Islam. Conservative dress is appreciated, alcohol is served only in licensed restaurants and hotels.

Navigating The City

Renting a car affords visitors the most convenience, but pay-per-minute vehicles, taxis and metro are all available around Dubai.

Local Weather

JGT will be held on February, during the 2nd coldest month of the year, and the best time to visit Dubai. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

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TO JGTD DUBAI

Plan your visit, discover the city of Dubai

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THE DUBAI EXHIBITION CENTRE

An event at DWTC is an excellent launching point to explore all that Dubai has to offer