Located on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven states of the United Arab Emirates, and tourism is of utmost importance to land’s rapidly growing economy. Tourism as an industry contributes to various aspects of the economy, examples include various service industries including, but not limited to: transportation services, like airlines, cruise lines, and taxis, as well as accommodation services, like hotels or resorts, and finally entertainment services, like stadiums, and shopping malls. From an economic perspective it’s very easy to understand the tremendous effect of tourism on the economy, indirectly it was accountable 28% of the GDP, and directly it is accountable for 17% of GDP. The concept of ecotourism is …show more content…
The presence of tourists from all over the world may disrupt this culture, as described by the following quote by Susan Horner and John Swarbrooke (International Cases in Tourism Management, 2003), “Some of the tourism which has developed in Dubai is not without controversy. For an Islamic country, Dubai has a very liberal attitude towards alcohol and nightlife. Furthermore, it attracts residents and expatriate workers from other parts of the region where attitudes to alcohol and partying are less liberal. This could cause offense to some Dubai residents”. Furthermore if the amount of pollution created by various resources that must be made in higher amounts for tourists causes an increase in the greenhouse gas production of the country. One key example of this is water, as the bodies of water around Dubai are rich in salts, they must be transported through a Desalination plant prior to their consumption. This leads to the production of the equivalent of 4 billion bottles of water daily, and this production also yields a byproduct of heated sludge, which is pumped back into the sea. The effect of said pumping can be observed when looking at the salt levels of the water, it has steadily risen over the past years from 30,000 ppm, to 47,000 ppm from 1980-2012 (Liz Alderman, New York …show more content…
“Going green” has become a trend that can only help the cause; making ecotourism a vital and invaluable business. We have established that ecotourism is a fairly new concept in Dubai. With the rapid development of country and its infrastructure a huge toll has been put on the wildlife and heritage. This reinforces the notion that ecotourism is a great way to promote tourism while decreasing the damage that will be caused by further economic development. Many more attractions have been centered on the natural environment like Dessert safaris, horse riding, bird watching, and surfing creating various tourist activities, whilst leaving the environment unscathed. Dubai has all the necessary resources to make these changes towards a greener tourism industry a huge success. All it needs is a more aggressive approach to involve more businesses and communities. Not only does Dubai have the environmental advantage it also has a cultural advantage. In the age where the Islamic culture has become an unnecessary taboo, activities involving exploration of the culture and heritage can help provide the world a new look into the true meaning of Islam and its followers. Doing this will put Islam, and as a result Dubai in a more educated holistic perspective which will in tern draw more people into the
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What also has been rising is the acidity levels in the ocean, and you might think "oh this is because people take out water from the ocean and just put the extra salt back" but not quite, scienceandpublicpolicy.org states that "The pH of average ocean surface water is 8.1 and has only decreased 0.1 since the beginning of the industrial revolution (neutral is pH 7, acid is below pH 7)", so the acidity level in the ocean hasn 't risen that much since the beginning of the industrial era due to the pH only decreasing by 0.1 which is not as much as you 'd have
Babette Bensoussan said "Buying a house anywhere in the world is now easy with Skype, a digital camera and the Internet. Just think - you can now view and buy an apartment in Hong Kong from Chicago, all through the Internet," Dubai has a network of seven industrial areas, one business park and three highly successful, specialized free zones of international distinction, two world class seaports, a major international airport and cargo village, a modern highway network, state-of-the-art telecommunications and reliable power and utilities all of which deliver efficiency, flexibility, reliability, reasonable cost and size. Dubai is served by over 120 shipping lines and linked via 85 airlines to over 130 global destinations. Look at changes in both products and infrastructure, such as new technology in business that could make an operating plant more efficient, Lyke-Ho-Gland suggests. To conduct business in UAE expats have to make formal legal presence within UAE by some ways like incorporating a local entity, by establishing representative branch of foreign company, being part of free zone entity or by entering information in commercial agencies.
“ Natural gas industry has been identified as a major source of water pollution “ ( source 1 ). This quote from source 1 explains how out of all the ways of polluting the oceans, oil is always one of the worst. “ 8 million metric tons of plastic trash enters the sea from land every year “ ( source 4 ). This quote from source number 4 explains how every year tons and tons of plastic from land, gets into the oceans and continues to pollute. Garbage is polluting the oceans so much that the water is getting so bad, people are getting ill from drinking
Weaknesses • One of the major issues of a theme park is the weather, Dubai is accustomed to dry and hot weather almost all year around, and hence this could play a major role in the amount or sum of people that visit the theme park. • Innovation and Change will require large amount of time and money. There will be a significant cost involved in construction and restoration of the theme park. Opportunities • The biggest opportunity would be the introduction of new and innovative rides.
Therefore, tourism may be defined as the activities, processes and outcomes by the relationship and interaction among the tourist, government, suppliers of the tourism, the host communities and the environment that surrounding the destination which involved in attracting and accommodating of the visitors (Goeldner & Ritchie, 2009). According to Goelner & Ritchie (2009), there are four different perspectives of tourism can be identified from the tourist, business operator who providing goods and services, government of the host destination area and the local community. The first group is the tourists or visitors. They are the group who search for various travel experiences and satisfaction physically and psychologically.
The field of tourism promotion deals with marketing tourism services using various promotional tools. A tourism degree program combines the marketing disciplines, business and personnel management pertaining to managing tourism businesses. Some degree programs and specialisations offer training specifically in tourism promotions. Tourism is travel for business or leisure purposes. A tourist is a person who travels outside his city, state or country for business or leisure purposes for more than 24 hours and not more than one consecutive year.
Tourism is the income of people from one place to another place for vacation, but it can also be for business or entertainment. Tourism can either be international or domestic. Tourism has an influence on any country, either it’s for a positive impact or a negative impact. An example one might consider includes that the tourism in that individual country could possibly increase the income and positively improve the economic aspect of the country, but tourism can also negatively impact the environment. Tourism can also affect the population living in the country due to the amount of tourism which furthers the idea of more jobs need to be created for the new tourists.
Challenge of modernization and globalization in the UAE society Introduction The UAE is renowned for its rich cultural heritage heavily manipulated by Arab and Islamic traditions. UNESCO has particularly acknowledged the Emirate of Sharjah as a fascinating emirate that has single handedly taken measures in protecting the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs. A classic example is anchoring the Dubai Shopping Festival in cultural values that are local and traditional. It should be noted that the primary aim of the festival is to attract tourists from all over the world.
Oman is known for its tourist attractions from all around the world. Wadi's deserts, beaches, and mountains are areas which make Oman different to other gulf countries. Mountainous areas such as Jabel Shams are widely common in Oman which makes camping even more interesting. Moreover, there are many deserts and sand plains in Oman. Wadies are also common land features in Oman.
“Tourism Behaviour understanding includes the idea and knowledge of the different factors which are by no other means very obvious because the effects which do shape the activities and tastes of tourism are often highly embedded in the cultural and the personal biography of the individual that the whole of subject is not known of how actually they were made.” (Seaton, 1996). Figure.1. The tourism system.
In this paper I will demonstrate that ethical tourism is the better option that guarantees a stable economic growth while keeping cultural integrity and environmental protection. Even though mass tourism accounts for the rise in employment and gross national product, its economic benefits become marginal as social and environmental costs increase. I will show that ecotourism and pro-poor tourism, as forms of ethical and responsible tourism, contribute to the conservation of the wildlife heritage and to the development of a sustainable growth. Mass tourism concerns all those activities that include shifting of large groups of tourists, high volume of sales, utilization of holiday packages and development of infrastructure and transportation systems. After the second World War, mass tourism increased substantially.