The United Arab Emirates witnessed a surge in visiting tourists in the third quarter of 2019, said international online travel platform Expedia Group. Highest number of visitors were from the USA, the UK, France, India, China, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Italy, and Brazil.
The UAE remains a popular choice for international travelers, said the data from Expedia Group. A significant increase in footfalls was observed from Brazil and Portugal, “which could be attributed to the Emirates codeshare partnership with LATAM Airlines and direct flights to Porto, both announced earlier this year,” said the travel company.
Travelers from China still showed a robust 50% year-on-year growth in package demand in UAE tourism figures. A surge in arrivals into Dubai was recorded over the summer months resulting in 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the first nine months of 2019, according to the data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).
The UAE welcomed 2.89 million Indian tourists in 2018 and it is estimated to grow to 5.29 million by 2024, according to the report by Colliers International done in partnership with Arabian Travel Market.
Dubai ranks at the forefront of infrastructure, smart governance, technology, business and tourism in the region. With a year-round calendar of world-class events, concerts, and initiatives, Dubai has become an must-visit destination on the world map. The city attracts visitors from across the world thanks to its international events including Dubai Summer Surprises, Art Dubai, Dubai Design Week, SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai Fitness Challenge, Dubai Rugby Sevens, and Dubai Marathon. Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract over 25 million visitors from over 192 countries that have confirmed their participation.