Dubai Tourism rolls out events’ sponsorship scheme

Dubai Tourism rolls out events’ sponsorship scheme
Published: 16 April 2019 - 8:30 a.m.
By: Derek Issacs

Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has launched a sponsorship scheme to drive continued innovation and sustainability across Dubai’s events industry, it said in a statement.

The scheme is designed to further empower leisure event organisers with additional incentivisation opportunities in the form of event sponsorship.

Reportedly, the new process will build on the growth and competitiveness of the city’s event sector, which recorded an increase of more than 100,000 ticket sales and 25 additional events in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to the same period last year.

Continuing to effectively showcase Dubai’s proposition as a host city for international events from around the world, the scheme will target entertainment events and will be applicable for events that are ticketed and open to the public, with an eligible leisure event permit.

The scheme will work in conjunction with the department’s ticketing and permits services to streamline management and coordination of event licensing activities and provide greater operational efficiency.

Speaking about the scheme, His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism, said: “The sponsorship scheme forms part of our commitment to retain the city’s status as a leading global event destination and has been designed to build on this momentum and act as a catalyst for the local events industry. This has been further fueled by our cross-industry public and private sector partnerships, which serve as a crucial component in helping us identify and pursue opportunities to further empower local event organisers as we set the stage to welcome audiences from around the world.”

The sponsorship scheme, which will directly support leisure event organisers, will take effect for events being held from 1 May 2019 through an online application process.

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