Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organisation: Dubai Tourism
Contact: Elmira Abdulraoof
Year: 2018

GDS-Index Category Breakdown

Category Total
Environmental Performance 24%
Social Performance 21%
Supplier Performance 43%
Destination Management Performance 46%

Destination Highlights

Hectares of green area per 100 000 population


Energy sourced from renewables
City traffic congestion level
Waste sent to landfill

Corruption Perception ranking
World Bank Inequality Index Score (Lower score represents lower inequality)
Gender Inequality Index ranking

City's hotels easily accessible by public transport to/from congress and exhibition centres
PCOs and DMCs have a written sustainability policy
Exhibition centres have sustainability certification

The Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative has been established to enhance the sustainability of the tourism sector and for contributing to the broader clean energy and sustainable development targets that Dubai has set out to achieve. Dubai Tourism has developed a sustainability strategy, roadmap and a holistic approach to ensure the continual development of sustainable tourism which will be implemented through the DST.

Yes No
Has the CVB established and is implementing a destination sustainability strategy?
Does the destination regularly measure and report on sustainable destination progress?
Does the CVB support or lead local sustainability training for cities MICE industry?
Does the CVB support or local authorities provide incentives or funding for organisations wanting to gain sustainability certification or issue a sustainability reports
Does the CVB provide free or subsidized public transport passes for major conventions?
Does CVB/DMO provide clients with ideas and resources to support the local community?

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