(ANSAmed) - DUBAI, NOVEMBER 02 - The delegation from Cortina d'Ampezzo has obtained good results in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in its mission that ended yesterday in Dubai. ''The goal is to enter the local market,'' the president of sport centre management company 'Gestione impianti sportivi' (GIS), Nicola De Santis, told ANSA, "particularly now, after the introduction of direct flights between the UAE and Venice, which shorten the distance to Cortina." The mission started in the Emirates, where the delegation of GIS and the Cortina tourism consortium held meetings with two football teams, to propose summer camps, and with the management of Skydubai, the artificial ski slope that was opened in Dubai in 2006. The delegation does not rule out the possibility of extending the Cortina brand, not only skiing but also craftsmanship and speciality foods, to other countries in the Gulf, starting with Qatar. ''The visit by GIS from Cortina d'Ampezzo was an important opportunity to promote Italian exports, including its vast tourist and natural resources,'' said Italian ambassador to the UAE Giorgio Starace, underlining the potential of the regional market. ''The space is there,'' the chairman of Cortina Turismo, Stefano Illing, confirmed. He pointed out that now it is a question of quantifying this space and developing solutions that preserve the high-level tourism that is typical of Cortina and highly appreciated by Emirati citizens. (ANSAmed).