Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said that it has opened its Korean tourism office aimed at promoting tourism to the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.
In a launching event with the local media and tourism industries, Dubai Corporation said that the city aims to attract 20 million tourists by 2020 when Dubai will be holding the Expo 2020 under the theme of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."
Its Korea office is its 21st overseas unit, which will promote sports, family outings and honeymoon destinations in the city.
Dubai is the world's fifth-largest tourist destination with 11 million tourists visiting the city annually, said Issam Abdul Rahim Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
Korea is strategically important as it is influential in Asia, therefore, the country is strategically important to Dubai, he added.
"We hope Korean families can experience various attractions of Dubai, which are safe and clean," he said.