Dubai hosts many international events, such as the Arabian Travel Market, a leading international travel and tourism fair that aims to create business opportunities. Tourist destinations and organizations involved in the travel and tourism industries, from luxury hotel chains to management consultancies to software companies, are exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, which will be held from Sunday 28th April to Wednesday 1st May 2019. The fair showcases more than 2,800 products and attracts around 40,000 visitors, most of them tourism professionals.
Accommodation, travel technology and tourist attractions are essential to the fair, it aims to put forward ideas for investors to see the United Arab Emirates as a great place to invest in. More than 30 established free zones have already been created, mostly in Dubai, where overseas companies and start-ups can conduct business.
Visitors from certain countries will be permitted to stay for 30 days on a tourism visa, but there are different rules for working and longer stays. These rules change frequently, so it is best to contact your nearest UAE consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date information.
If you are interested in buying an apartment or villa in Dubai and want to start a business, for example a travel-related technology business that you would like to open in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate’s governmenthas created a website giving advice on how to set up a business in Dubai. As a UK citizen, you can also find the most recently issued guidelines on how to invest in a Dubai export business at this website.