With a free trade zone, limited import duties, no tax rate and 5 percent annual growth, Dubai offers a prospering business environment. A city boasting various dedicated commercial districts, more than 500 hotels and more than 10,000 international restaurants, the capital of the emirate nearly overwhelms the business traveler with venue opportunities.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
The day we visited, we each brought our biggest worry, written on a scrap of paper, meticulously folded into the smallest possible contortion, ready to slip into a crack of the Western Wall. Feeling giddy, we descended a limestone staircase into the rectangular Prayer Plaza.