Almost 10 million visit city in 9 months; Indians on top of tourist list. Momentum gained during Expo 2020 Dubai has been sustained so far.
07 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai received 10.12 million visitors compared to 3.85 million visitors during the same period of last year signifying a growth of 162.8 per cent, according to official data.
Dubai welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in the first nine months of the year at almost three-fold increase with about 10 per cent inflow coming from India, as per the statistics released by the Department of Economy and Tourism Dubai.
Also, the total number of international visitors in 2019, i.e. pre-pandemic, was 12.08 million, which reflects the strong rebound made by Dubai’s tourism sector.
Also, in August and September more than 2 million visitors flocked to Dubai, which further shows that momentum gained during Expo 2020 Dubai has been sustained so far.
Among the top countries, India led with 1.24 million, followed by Oman (1.05 million), Saudi Arabia (907,000), the UK (720,000), Russia (454,000), the US (391,000), Pakistan (279,000), France (269,000), Germany (268,000) and Iran (247,000).
More number of Omanis and Russians have been touring Dubai compared to 2019, when it was 778,000 and 433,000 respectively. The biggest year-on-year surge in tourist numbers has been from Oman at 715 per cent.
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