According to a report in Arabian Business, the lunar surface of the moon resort, which a ‘lunar colony will encircle,’ would allow 2.5 million people each year to enjoy inexpensive space tourism on the ground in Dubai.
As tourism sales in the United Arab Emirates reached $5 billion in the first half of this year, and predictions indicate that high performance is expected this winter when neighbouring Qatar hosts the World Cup, Dubai is investing in a giant moon-like resort.
According to the Arabian Business story, “Dubai might have a US$5 billion (A$7.5 billion) moon skyscraper in the shape of a destination resort, according to Moon World Resorts Inc., a Canadian design firm and intellectual property licensor” (MWR). Sandra G. Matthews and Michael R. Henderson proposed and co-founded the resort, expected to be completed in 48 months and stand 224 metres tall.”
According to an Arabian Business story, “Moon Dubai is projected to boost the emirate’s economy in sectors such as hospitality, entertainment, attractions, education, technology, the environment, and space tourism, Henderson added.” According to the Arabian Business report, the lunar surface of the moon resort, surrounded by a “lunar colony,” is projected to allow 2.5 million people yearly to enjoy inexpensive space tourism in Dubai.
Meanwhile, with tourist revenues in the UAE exceeding $5 billion in the first half of this year, hotel occupancy was up more than 40% on Covid-hit 2021, UAE Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stated following a cabinet meeting in Abu Dhabi.
According to the official WAM news agency, “our tourist sector’s earnings topped 19 billion dirhams ($5.2 billion) in the first half of 2022.” “The overall number of hotel guests hit 12 million, representing a 42 percent increase, and we expect a robust tourist performance this winter.”
Due to a lack of accommodation in smaller Qatar, Dubai, an established tourist destination, expects to accommodate many football fans during the World Cup in November and December.
During the World Cup, Dubai is one of the Gulf towns offering daily shuttle flights to and from Qatar, allowing supporters to remain outside the affluent state while still attending games. Dubai airport, the world’s biggest international travel hub before the pandemic, said this month that it handled 27.8 million passengers in the first half of this year, rising more than 160 percent from the same period in 2021.