Dubai, the 'Playground' for Kenyans
Dubai has been named one of the leading destinations of choice for more than 15 million visitors annually owing to its magnificent structures; shopping malls and other tourists’ attraction sceneries and Kenyans have not been left behind.
Kenya’s leading Tours and Travel Company, Bonfire Adventures has revealed how the number of Kenyans visiting the Middle East City has continued to rise each day.
According to Bonfires, in a month, they are able to organize Dubai trips for 200 to 500 Kenyans and more than 3,000 people during the Christmas holidays.
Bonfire Adventures chief executive, Simon Kabu says that when the company launched the Dubai package in 2012 the take up was slow and he had even contemplated reviewing it, but things would turn around later as the number of travelers continued to book places with the company, to even a point where travelers are paying in installments for such trips.
“In a year, we take between 5,000 and 10,000 Kenyans,’’ he told Business Daily.
‘‘Dubai also tops the list of places where companies from Kenya reward their employees with a desert safari, whether during a normal month or in December,’’ Simon says.
Kabu reveals that apart from holidays and honey moons, some of their clients are Kenyan companies who send their employees for exchange programs while others travel to watch the Dubai Rugby Sevens and shop during the Gitex, Auto Mechanics, Arab Lab, Gulf Food Events and the Dubai Summer Supplies exhibitions.