Moon Resembling Resort: The UAE’s tourism revenue has exceeded $5 billion in the first half of this year, officials said on Sunday, with a strong showing expected this winter when neighboring Qatar hosts football’s World Cup.
According to the report, the lunar surface of the Moon Resort, which will be surrounded by a ‘lunar colony’, is expected to allow 2.5 million guests annually to experience affordable space tourism on the ground in Dubai.
As the UAE’s tourism revenue surpasses $5 billion in the first half of this year, even reports suggest a strong showing is expected this winter when neighboring Qatar hosts football’s World Cup. Now, Dubai is investing in a resort resembling a giant moon.
According to a report by Arabian Business, “Destination Resort in Dubai, Canadian architectural company and intellectual property licensor, Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR) could have a $5 billion (AED18 billion) moon building. Sandra G. Matthews and Michael R. Henderson, the resort is designed to be built in 48 months, and will have an overall height of 735 feet (224 m).”
Interestingly, once built, Henderson said, “Moon Dubai is expected to add to the emirate’s economy in areas such as hospitality, entertainment, attractions, education, technology, environment and space tourism”, according to the Arab Business Report. . Surrounded by a “lunar colony,” the moon resort’s lunar surface is expected to enable 2.5 million guests annually to experience affordable space tourism on the ground in Dubai, according to Arabian Business Report.
Meanwhile, with UAE tourism revenues exceeding $5 billion in the first half of this year, hotel occupancy was more than 40% on Covid-hit 2021, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Al Maktoum said one after the other. Cabinet meeting in the capital Abu Dhabi.
“The revenue of our tourism sector crossed 19 billion dirhams ($5.2 billion) in the first half of 2022,” Sheikh Mohamed said, according to the official WAM news agency. “The total number of hotel guests reached 12 million, achieving a growth of 42 percent, and we expect a strong tourism performance this winter.”
Dubai, an established holiday destination, is expected to host a large number of football fans during the World Cup in November and December due to the lack of accommodation in tiny Qatar. Dubai is one of the Gulf cities to operate daily shuttle flights to and from Qatar during the World Cup, allowing fans to live outside the wealthy state and still attend games. Dubai airport, which is the world’s busiest for international travel pre-pandemic, handled 27.8 million passengers in the first half of this year, up 160 percent over the same period in 2021, it said last month.