The UAE-Turkey Business Forum is kicking off today and concluding tomorrow in Dubai.
Due to unite business leaders and professionals, the event works to develop the bilateral relations between the two nations and increase investments and joint projects in tourism, transport, finance and trade services.
“Our business delegations will participate at the forum with the objective to boost business relations and a twofold increase in trade volume,” said the Turkish Ambassador to the UAE, Can Dizdar.
“With interactions between Turkey and the UAE steadily increasing and the trade volume reaching over $10 billion, I am optimistic about the forum’s outcome.”
With Turkey’s peak tourism season just around the corner, Dizdar revealed that the upcoming tourist destinations of Trabzon and Marmaris in Turkey will present unique opportunities during the event. With six direct flights per week running between the UAE and Trabzon, it is expected that the frequency of tourists visiting the destination will significantly increase.
Meanwhile, Marmaris, a fishing village on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is also expecting a fruitful peak season, with its Mediterranean climate making it the ultimate summer destination.
Dizdar said: “It has become a necessity to introduce diversification in the tourism industry. As part of our efforts to keep up with the pace of development around the world, we are continuously developing new regions to offer a variety of unique experiencers for travellers.
“Guests can now opt for Antalya or Istanbul, which provide a broad spectrum of experiences starting from shopping, food, entertainment parks and hospitality, or Bodrum, Marmaris and Trabzon, which bring to the table an exciting assortment of newer and fresher holiday options.”
According to reports, one in every 10 tourists from the UAE opts to visit Turkey for their next holiday, making the UAE and the GCC top markets for the country.
In order to cater to this popularity, over 100 weekly flights from the UAE to Turkey have been launched, as well as new tourism developments and attractions.
Dizdar concluded: “Tourism is one of the primary sectors of Turkey and the nation is well on its way to being in the top five tourist destinations of the world.”