Dubai is set to achieve its tourism target of 15 million visitors by 2015, thanks to the unveiling of a number of new developments, Travel Mole has reported.

Dubai is set to achieve its tourism target of 15 million visitors by 2015, thanks to the unveiling of a number of new developments, Travel Mole has reported.

According to Ian Scott, director of the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing representative office in the UK and Ireland, new hotel developments such as Sol Kerzner’s Atlantis The Palm and the Desert Palm boutique hotel are among the high-profile hotel projects underway in the emirate.

“Dubai is a destination where you can expect the best, known for its ground-breaking projects the emirate continues to expand its globally acclaimed leisure and business facilities of superlative quality,” he stated.

While there were 452 hotels and apartments in Dubai last year with a total of 50,306 rooms, it is expected that there will be 63,317 rooms available for 2010.

New Zealand-based website stuff.co.nz asserted last month that it is important for travellers to plan well in advance for a trip to Dubai.

The reception desk at the five-star hotel The Palace Old Town told the news site that by September, many of the hotels in the emirate are fully booked for the period between October and April.

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