In the first 9 months of 2019, Dubai welcomed 12.08 million international overnight visitors

Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dubai experienced a huge rise in arrivals which speeded up the tourism momentum of the city with 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the initial nine months of 2019, as per the recent visitation statistics published by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai.


September alone welcomed over 1.23 million visitors in Dubai, an above market average increase of 7.3 percent over the same month in 2018.


Dubai placed world’s fourth most visited city for the fifth year consecutively in Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index 2019.


The multi-dimensional market-specific strategies of Dubai Tourism and customized campaigns produced tangible results to draw greater number of visitors namely from: India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Oman.


Together with China, Dubai remains the largest tourism volume driver of the world, surpassing the five million thresholds for the first nine months of 2019.


India kept hold of its position as the leading source market of Dubai, with more than 1.39 million visitors in the first nine months of 2019.


Of the GCC countries, Saudi Arabia solidified its position as the major generator of traffic volume, registering a two percent year-on-year growth for over 1.25 million visitors.


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