Dubai wins more and more titles in 2018. It is the center of innovations, the world center for shopping, one of the best places for living and working.
Dubai is one of the most important business centers of the Middle East and South Asia, a major trading and transport hub of the Persian Gulf, one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the most important political center of the UAE.
This independent city-state is the most modern and progressive in the Emirates and is developing at an incredible pace. It is the largest business, financial, commercial and cultural center in the country. In addition, Dubai is a favorite rest destination for tourists from all over the world.
The online travel agency Expedia called Dubai the 3d most popular tourist destination in the Europe – Middle East – Africa (EMEA) region in the first quarter 2018 .
Based on the results of a study conducted on the basis of requests and bookings of tours through the Expedia website in a three-month period until March 31, Dubai conceded only to London (1st place) and Paris (2nd place).
The largest number of tours were booked by US citizens (+ 90%, compared to last year), and the second place went to the citizens of United Kingdom (45%).
The volume of ordered complex tours to the emirate grew by almost 40% compared to the same period in 2017.
So, Dubai became the world center for tourism and traveling. The tourist flow to Dubai is still growing.
Hoteliers, in turn, can take advantage of the increased demand for travel to the emirate, exploring the countries where tourists come from. It will help them to take into consideration their specific wishes. For example, they can serve tourists in a convenient for them language or offer unique services for them.
According to the results of the first quarter of 2018, the tourist flow to Dubai increased by 2%, compared to the previous year, and the total number of tourists reached 4.7 million people. India remains for the emirate the largest directing market: during this period, 617,000 Indians visited Dubai.
Dubai intends to receive 20 million guests annually from 2020, when the World Expo starts in the emirate. In 2017, the tourist traffic in Dubai amounted to 15.79 million people.