Tourism expert receives Dubai Festival City briefing
Jafar Jafari, editor-in-chief of Annals of Tourism Research for Elsevier Science, recently
received a presentation on Dubai Festival City and its impact on the future tourism
demands of Dubai. Jafari commented that a great deal of imagination and ‘fantasy’ had gone into the masterplan for the development being built on the banks of Dubai Creek.
“The future is born,” said Jafari. “Dubai Festival City is certainly a very impressive development and it compliments the other projects currently underway.” Dubai Festival City is being developed on 1,600 acres on the banks of Dubai’s historic Creek.
Comprising 15 distinct development zones, Dubai Festival City is a property development by the Al-Futtaim Group and is the Middle East’s largest mixed-use real estate project. The privately-funded property will comprise a mix of entertainment, dining, shopping,
edutainment, sport and leisure facilities, automotive dealerships, hotels, a marina,
residential and office components. — (menareport.com)
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