Last year, the inbound tourist flow in Dubai increased by 6% and reached 15.8 million guests.
The UAE is one of the most visited and favorite places of tourists from all over the world. And this is natural. The UAE surprises, the UAE admires and is able to meet the needs of any level at the highest quality.
The number of international tourists who visited Dubai in 2017 was 15.8 million people. In comparison with the previous year, the tourist flow increased by 6.2%. Thus, Dubai continues to approach its goal of 20 million tourists by 2020.
Most tourists to Dubai arrived, as in previous years, from India, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom: 2 million, 1.53 million and 1.27 million respectively. It should be noted that the number of tourists from Russia last year increased by a record 121%! and reached 530 thousand people. This is the highest percentage among all tourist destinations in Dubai statistics. The growth of tourists from Russia was also facilitated by the abolition of visas.
It is also worth noting that tourists from Russia are leading in terms of the duration of their holidays in the UAE – at least 5 nights.
So, Russia remains one of the key tourism markets for Dubai. At the same time, The Colliers predicts that the return flow from the UAE to Russia will also grow by 15% in 2018, primarily thanks to the holding of the World Cup in 11 cities of the Russian Federation.
It should be noted that Dubai remains one of the key areas not only for tourists, but also for investors in real estate from Russia.
In 2017, Dubai consolidated its position as a major center for family tourism. In particular, such large amusement parks as IMG World of Adventures and Dubai Parks and Resorts were opened.
As mentioned earlier, the abolition of visas has played one of a key roles in increasing the flow of tourists to UAE. Only in the last year the UAE has simplified or canceled visa procedures for citizens of China, Russia and Ukraine.
The emirate of Abu Dhabi increases its tourist appeal every year. It is not only the business center of the Emirates or a seaside resort, but a full-fledged tourist destination with a highly developed infrastructure and a long list of attractions, which last year was supplemented by another unique object – the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This year another large-scale project – the theme park Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on the island of Yas is expected to be open.
The UAE is able to admire everyone and is really worthy of visiting.