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Over the last three decades Dubai has managed to become one of the global hubs for travel and tourism. Today, Dubai developed to one of the top destinations for global travellers and has become a centre of attraction for leisure and business visitors offering guests with a multifaceted destination combining beaches, desert, luxury hotels, shopping, entertainment and a thriving business centre. The city is in a unique situation wherein a city with a population base of only 2.3 million receives seven times as many tourists (hotel and hotel apartment guests) annually.

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Video: Dubai hotels - will the boom lead to bust? -

Dubai's hospitality sector has the largest pipeline of additional room supply in the world, with 64,000 rooms forecast to be added to the current stock of less than 100,000 rooms by 2020. Will that lead to a crash in prices or can the market absorb this supply?In this edition of Inside AB, Jeremy Lawrence and Bernd Debusmann analyse the views of Simon Allison, chairman of Hoftel, ahead of the Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investor Summit on January 29-30 at Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi.