Dubai welcomed a whole of sixteen.seventy three million travellers previous calendar year, an maximize of 5.1 per cent about the earlier calendar year (15.ninety two million), which signifies a different customer file. Having said that, there is nevertheless a major leap to be created to the declared intention for the current calendar year.

Dubai authorities expect to welcome a whole of twenty million travellers this calendar year. The environment-acknowledged Expo 2020 will acquire position in Dubai opening on Oct twenty, 2020.

The maximize in tourist figures was caused principally by the Chinese, Russian and Omani site visitors. The biggest group of vacationers have been the Indian tourist with virtually two million individuals, while this was a slight fall compared to 2018.

The next-biggest group of site visitors was the Saudis, with 1.six million travellers, adopted by the United kingdom vacationers with 1.two million travellers, and in fourth position site visitors from Oman – with 24 per cent extra vacationers – the Omanis managed to file extra than 1 million site visitors.

As in other places, regional organizations are concerned about the additional improvement concerning the Chinese source current market. The quantity of Chinese site visitors grew by 15.5 per cent to 989,000 previous calendar year, but the current coronavirus disaster could lead to considerable declines if the problem does not normalize shortly.