The growth of tourist flow to Dubai in the first half of 2022 increased by more than 183 percent compared to the same period in 2021. At that time, 2.52 million tourists visited the city. The current indicator — 7 120 000 foreign visitors.
Dubai's ambition to be the city of the future and the world's best place to live, work and invest is fueling a renaissance in the tourism sector. Dubai now has a strong and stable economic base and a vibrant business ecosystem, making it the world's leading hub for a wide range of social and economic activities.
A Significant Portion of Touristsarrived from Western Europe — about 22 percent of the total tourist flow. The countries of the Middle East and North Africa, together with their neighbors in the Persian Gulf, provided a combined 34 percent of international tourists. These regions are followed by South Asia with a share of 16 percent, and Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, which together account for 11 percent of the number of guests in the first half of 2022.
Average occupancy< /strong> Dubai hotels in the first half of 2022 accounted for 74 percent — this is one of the highest rates in . By the end of June 2022, the number of rooms reached 140,778, and the total number of hotels — 773. For comparison, in 2019 there were 118,345 rooms in 714 hotels. Meanwhile, investors continue to pour into Dubai's tourism industry. This is evidenced by an increase in the number of hotels by 8 percent over the past year.
The latest figures demonstrate Dubai's appeal as a must-visit destination, as evidenced by its global leadership in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2022. Dubai remains one of the most popular cities not only for international travel, but also for business.
< p>The impressive tourism figures are largely due to the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai, which had over 24 million visitors by the time it closed on March 31, 2022. Hundreds of festivals and business events have also contributed to the influx of visitors, such as Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, World Equestrian Championship, World Government Summit, Binance Blockchain Week, Dubai Desert Classic Golf Tournament, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, International food, beverage, catering and culinary exhibition Gulfood, Dubai International Boat Show and Arabian Travel Market.