61% of DEAL 2019 already sold off, seven months before the show
25th Edition of the region's largest entertainment amusement and leisure show to be held from 25 – 27 March 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre
By: International Expo-Consults
A leading tourist destination in the world, Dubai witnessed a record-breaking number of international flyers that flew into the city in 2017. With 15.8 million (up by nearly 6.2% last year) people visiting the Emirate, Dubai cemented its position as the most visited city in the Middle East. In between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE offers some of the top theme parks to rival the rest of the world. With Warner Bros being added into the star studded line up of themeparks in the UAE, the country is expected to pull in more tourists than ever before.
Sharif Rahman, CEO of IEC stated that, "The entertainment industry in the MENA region has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. We offer some of the best and safest experiences in a theme park anywhere in the world. In addition to the theme parks, the other entertainment venue that is doing very well in the region is the family entertainment centre (FEC). The extended summer season with extreme temperatures is the primary cause for their popularity".
Dubai hasn't shied away from adopting new technology as well. While virtual reality has been around for a long time, its application in theme park rides and games has been pretty recent. The region has welcomed this new change whole heartedly and with open arms in the form of VR park in Dubai Mall that was launched earlier this year.
Similarly edutainment venues and other indoor activities such as trampoline parks and ropes courses have ensured kids of all ages and with varying interests enjoy the best that the region has to offer.
DEAL 2019 show has already sold over 61 percent of the floor space seven months prior to the event. This mega event will take place in Hall 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
"DEAL 2019 would be the silver anniversary of the show. We have enjoyed being a part of the industry for the past 25 years and are proud of our contributions to the industry in the MENA region during that time. For decades we have ensured we have brought the world leaders and world class innovations in the amusement and entertainment space under one roof. We expect that this year will also witness several multi-million dollar deals being conducted during the 3-day show" concluded Mr. Rahman.
About International Expo-Consults (IEC):
International Expo-Consults LLC (IEC) is an internationally recognized trade show management company with an impressive track record of over 35 years of operations in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The Exhibition arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate, the Falak Holding; IEC is the organizer of key exhibitions including Sign and Graphics Imaging (SGI), and the Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure show (DEAL). Falak Holding has been an industry pioneer for the last 35 years having diversified business interests including real estate development;
Prem A. Ramachandran