HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed opens Arabian Travel Market

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed opens Arabian Travel Market

This year’s event is 85% larger than ATM 2021 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum officially opened Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 yesterday (9 May), marking the start of the 29th edition of the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism exhibition.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed holds several roles in the industry, including president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group and chairman of Dubai World.

Speaking about Dubai’s position at the forefront of the global travel and tourism recovery, he said: “Dubai provides a unique model for sustainable development that not only promotes economic progress within the nation, but also stimulates growth in the region and broader global markets.

“Arabian Travel Market provides a vital platform for tourism and travel industry leaders in the Middle East and across the world to connect and network with each other and discover new opportunities for growth, collaboration and success.” 

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed was accompanied at the opening by His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism; Vasyl Zhygalo, portfolio director, RX Global; Danielle Curtis, exhibition director Middle East, ATM, and other VIPs who embarked on a tour of the show floor as the four-day event got underway in Dubai.


The event, which is themed ‘The future of international travel and tourism’, is taking place until Thursday 12 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This year’s ATM is more than 85% larger than 2021 in terms of floor space and features 1,500 exhibitors with an anticipated 20,000 attendees. 

The live show will be followed by ATM Virtual, which will run from Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 May.

Those attending ATM in person are encouraged to post on social media using the hashtags #ImGoingtoATM and #ATMDubai.

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