Tourist visits to Dubai are method up up to now this yr.
The Dubai Media Office mentioned right now that there have been 6.17 million worldwide “overnight” guests from January to May 2022. This constituted a 197% enhance from the identical interval in 2021, when barely greater than 2 million individuals visited the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest metropolis.
Overnight guests exclude those that transit via Dubai’s airport.
Why it issues: Tourist visits to Dubai and the UAE fell to zero for a interval in 2020 when the nation closed its airports. Dubai lifted its harsh curfew later that yr and commenced steadily accepting extra vacationers.
Passenger visitors at Dubai’s worldwide airport — a serious worldwide transit hub — reached pre-pandemic ranges within the first quarter of 2022.
The tourism figures this yr had been helped by the Expo 2020 Dubai, which ran from October 2021 to the top of March 2022. More than 24 million individuals attended the cultural exhibition ultimately. By January, 10 million had visited, indicating that extra individuals went to the expo in 2022 than 2021.
Know extra: A rising variety of Russian residents traveled to Dubai in 2021. This yr, many Russian oligarchs have sought refuge in Dubai as they evade Western sanctions associated to the invasion of Ukraine.