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To create three different hypotheses related to tourism and tourists in Dubai that can be tested using a range of primary and secondary data collection techniques.

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Introduction Aim: The broad context of this project is based on the ' managing tourism' part of my geography course. The aim of this project is to study the reasons of the rapid growth of tourism in Dubai and the different ways of identifying and classifying the different types of tourists that visit Dubai. Objective: To create three different hypotheses related to tourism and tourists in Dubai that can be tested using a range of primary and secondary data collection techniques. Hypothesis 1: Most tourists come from Europe. Hypothesis 2: Most tourists come to Dubai for the weather and the beach. Hypothesis 3: The further the distance tourists come from, the longer they stay in Dubai. Justification of Hypothesis1: Most tourists come from Europe In Dubai, most things are cheap as there are no taxes. However, all countries in Europe have high taxes are very high so the low prices of goods in the UAE attract a lot of European tourists. Figure 2 clearly shows the difference of taxes in Europe and the U.A.E. Average total % taxes in Europe Total % taxes in the U.A.E 40.8% 0% Tourists from Europe come to the Dubai when it is winter in their country; they come to appreciate the warm weather on the beach. Since the Euro currency started more Europeans come to Dubai as it is more beneficial for them. From figure 3 we can see that 38% of the tourists were European and that is the largest category. However, this was in 2002 and I will see if my hypothesis is correct for 2005. Breakdown of foreign visitors to Dubai by nationality in 2002 Justification of hypothesis 2: Most tourists come to Dubai for the Beach and the weather When it is winter in other countries, the tourists come to Dubai to appreciate the good weather. If the weather is good then it is ideal to go to the beach because in other continents such as Europe or America people can only go to the beach in summer because that is the only time the weather is good enough. ...read more.


Reasons for coming to Dubai Weather |||| |||| |||| | Shopping |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| Family visit |||| || Desert (Safari) |||| Beach and Creek |||| |||| |||| Entertainment |||| |||| | Leisure |||| Property |||| || Q6) Prices compared to their country Much more expensive |||| More expensive |||| The same |||| |||| Cheaper |||| |||| Much cheaper |||| |||| Q7) Months they prefer to come to Dubai January ||| February |||| March |||| | April |||| May | June | July August September October | November |||| | December |||| |||| Q8) Opinion on the weather Cold Normal | Hot |||| |||| |||| |||| | Too hot |||| |||| |||| Q9) Do they the weather the as it is Yes |||| |||| |||| |||| No |||| |||| | Q10) Have they visited the beach Yes |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| || No |||| 1 2 3 4 Too crowed |||| |||| || |||| |||| | |||| |||| Empty Many facilities |||| |||| | |||| | |||| | |||| |||| Not enough facilities Clean |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| | || |||| Dirty Easy to get to |||| |||| |||| |||| |||| ||| ||| | Hard to get Secondary Data Collection I obtained my secondary data from the internet and my geography text book. I also used the atlas to get some information on the UAE and Dubai. I used the geography text book and the atlas because they have relevant information for my project. I used the internet as well because it has more detailed information about Dubai and also the internet websites are up-to-date. I used the tourism section of my geography text and used the relevant information. On the internet I searched for tourism websites on search engines and I also searched for the Dubai Tourism Department website. Limitations and Problems Even though I have made every effort to be as unbiased and representative as possible it was very difficult to guarantee this during my data collection.. ...read more.


I have chosen to make the diagram in figure 31 to gather a lot of information together for me to be able to analyze the data more deeply. In the diagram I have combined the data from figure 7 and figure 30. Then I got some detailed statistics which then allowed me to prove my hypothesis correct to a certain extent. Table showing Proved or Disproved hypothesis Hypothesis Proved/Disproved Most tourists come from Europe Disproved Most tourists come to Dubai for the beach and weather Proved The further the distance the tourists come from the longer they stay in Dubai Proved Limitations and Problems * Not able to identify if a person is a tourist and this affects my rule of systematic sampling * Tourists that do not know English very well may give wrong information * 50 tourists is not enough, I should have done 60 or more. * I could not carry out my survey where ever I wanted because I had to authorization and you rarely get it. * In City Center it is busy and people move around quickly. It was hard to find tourists and if we do they don't have time to answer. * Hard to get detailed statistics about tourism in Dubai on the internet. * Conducting my survey in malls introduces bias. Improvements * Collect more primary data and collect equal amount of data for each hypothesis. * Could have conducted my primary data collection more frequently to get balanced data e.g. it could be exceptionally hot just on the day you do the survey * Found more trends, but for that I needed more primary and secondary data Skills acquired from this study * Develped my I.CT skills * Developed my graphical skills * Developed my application of knowledge * Gained more Knowledge of Dubai * Learnt how hard it is to carry out detailed studies Appendices 1. Geography textbook 2. google.com 3. yahoo.com 4. dubaitourism.ae 5. datadubai.com 6. tourismindubai.com 7. ddci.ac.ae ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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