Vietnam's tourism potential introduced in Dubai
Update: Apr 15, 2013
Vietnam's current tourism promotion program in Dubai has attracted many officials and businesspeople in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The program was launched on April 11 with a video clip showing Vietnam's great tourism potential and places of interest in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mohamad, Director of the Dubai Tourism Department, said he was very impressed by Vietnamese cuisine. "During my coming visit to Vietnam I really wish to learn more about culinary art which is my great passion," he said.

Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, highlighted the recent opening of a new direct air route from HCM City to Dubai, which aims to boost the tourism industry in both countries.

Vietnam is expected to welcome more tourists from the Middle East, she added.

She pledged closer cooperation with the Vietnamese Embassy in Dubai to create more favourable conditions for UAE firms to do business in Ho Chi Minh City and the country as a whole.