In conversation with Yasser Noman, Group CEO and CEO of Arabian Explorers
As a 26-year-old Destination Management Company (Est.1991) for the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar, Arabian Explorers, offers services and solutions to a wide range of clients, including tour operators, travel agents, Corporates and Governments. And with Noman at the helm of affairs, as the Group CEO of Arabian Explorers and its sister companies, the company is set on a path of excellence and growth.
What kind of products are you offering for the India market?
With our own dedicated team for the India Market, we are already in the process of completing some exclusive and extensive packages that are sure to delight our target customers.
Our approach is unique, because of our focussed strategy which ensures a specialised and unique way when it comes to varied multi-cultural festivals, celebrations, occasions and many more. Giving our Indian customers a unique experience right from the moment they land to the time they leave is our forte. From multi-linguistic travel agents and guides to specialised drivers, we ensure that we provide them a home-away-from-home experience.
We have seen that incentive travel is one of the fastest growing segments within India’s outbound MICE movement – in providing a selection of customised, value-added experiences that cater to the tastes of this important market. We have also introduced a Luxury Segment, specifically tailor-made for the Indian market.
Your USP that sets you apart from other travel offerings in the Middle East
We are actually known in the Industry as the Destination Management Company with an edge. Travel is at the core of what we do and we try to capture its essence in all the offerings that we provide. Our facilitators include brilliant market leaders heading each division of our company with 20+ years of experience in varied markets. Our outstanding and prestigious team, remarkable client care and passion for travel, and the fact that we are one of the oldest DMCs in Dubai, reiterates our positioning as being the perfect go-to travel company for all discerning travellers. We are committed to people and relationships, not just experiences.
What do you hope to achieve in the first year of operation in the India market?
Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for tourists from India, and at the same time, India is one of the most important markets for Dubai. That is why our key focus is to ensure that the India market, which is set to contribute 36 per cent of our YoY Revenue, remains our priority. With over 800 flights going back and forth from India, with an average reach of 15 cities, we have a huge potential that we are in the process of leveraging to our advantage.
With the UAE Government announcing Visa on Arrival for Indian passport holders carrying a Valid US Visa or Greencard, we are sure that this will create a rise in overall travel to the region.