India remains highest contributer in Dubai’s tourism economy

India continues to be the largest international traveller to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates - Dubai.

Dubai, UAE: The Republic of India continues to be the largest international traveller to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates – Dubai. The data underscore that the previous year (2021), more than 9 lakh tourists planned their trip to the city.  

A huge number of these travellers to Dubai were the ones who came to the UAE for mega-events such as – IPL matches, T20World Cup, and the ongoing Dubai Expo 2020. The majority of Indians visited the site of Expo 2020 and remained to be the most visited destination in the United Arab Emirates. 

Advertisement

During the time period of Dubai Tourism, 72.8 lakh travellers visited overnight from January to December 2021, which is 32% more than the last year of the same period. The statement issued by the tourism officials noted that “Dubai strongholds regained momentum to register positive growth in the year of 2021, with 910,000 visitors coming to the country from the Asian country (India) – (5.3 per cent YoY), followed by 491,000 visitors from Saudi Arabia (+22.8 per cent YoY), and 444,000 (+50.3 per cent YoY) and 420,000 (+7.1 per cent YoY) from Russia and the United Kingdom, respectively“.  

It furthermore asserted, “The hotels of Dubai fared successfully in the fourth quarter, with a significant increase across all hospitality measures compared to 2020, with domestic travel accounting for a large share of the accommodation sector.” For the first time in Q4 2021, the hotel sector beat pre-pandemic levels across all metrics, including over 81.4 per cent occupancy vs 80.7 per cent in Q4 2019“.  

In terms of their bilateral ties, India and UAE share a very deep bond of long withstanding friendship and diplomatic relationship. Meanwhile, Dubai authorities make sure that the passengers arriving in the Arab country are safe. 

Tariq Saeed

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More

EHS announces free flu vaccines to UAE residents

Emirates Health Services (EHS) is set to offer free flu vaccines to UAE residents under high-risk categories who can start getting their flu vaccine under the national awareness campaign announced on Friday.

Silent Arrow drone delivers 1,026 Pounds of Cargo, completes first overseas deployment

Air Force branch of US ally-conducted cargo delivery operations, Silent Arrow, has announced that they have delivered their first-ever overseas deployment to the Middle...

The High Cost of Low Prices: Undercutting leads to Citizenship Delays

These lower prices can lead to longer wait times and might extend to forever. Essentially, if the cost of a citizenship by investment program seems unusually cheap, there's a high likelihood that it's a scam

Recent

PM Philip J Pierre vouches for Saint Lucia at Saudi Arabia – Caricom Summit

PM Pierre will be joining several other Heads of CARICOM member States at the event. The Summit is being held in Saudi Arabia under the patronage of the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

UAE: Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed crowns winners of Fatima bint Mubarak Women Sports Award

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has crowned the winners of the sixth year of the Fatima bint Mubarak Women Sports Award.

UAE Govt donates 50 tons food items and medicines for Mayon-affected residents in Philippines

The government of the UAE has donated some 50 tons of different kinds of food items intended for Albay province residents.
admin