As could be said for most of the world, Dubai is feeling the sting from the economy. According to a recent New York Times article, many laid-off foreigners are leaving the country to avoid ending up in debtors’ prisons, and on the hotel side, new projects are at a standstill.
Not an economic dilemma per se, more troubles might be added to Dubai on the tour operator front: New York-based tour operator IsramWorld has canceled its tour programs to Dubai, an announcement made in the wake of United Arab Emirates' decision to deny a visa to Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer to participate in the Dubai Tennis Championships. In a release, President and CEO of IsramWorld A. Ady Gelber called this slight an “odious act of political bigotry.”
IsramWorld, a leading tour operator, offers tours and packages to 56 countries. It has made its presence known in the Middle East, offering tours to Israel, Egypt and began offering tours to Jordan in 1994. Visit www.isram.com.