Indian Tourists To Dubai Doubled To 8.5 Lakhs Between January To June 2022

by Sushmita Mahanta
Indian Tourists To Dubai Doubled To 8.5 Lakhs Between January To June 2022

India has remained the largest international travel source market for Dubai given its one of the most popular foreign destinations for Indian tourists. According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the number of Indian visitors to Dubai rose more than two-fold to 8.58 lakh from January-June 2022 compared to the year-ago period. In the first half of 2021, over 4.09 lakh people from India visited Dubai, revealed the DET data. Read on to know more about how Dubai’s strong appeal attracts huge numbers of visitors from India, so much so that Indian Tourists to Dubai doubled To 8.5 lakhs between January to June 2022.

The Growth In Tourists Reflects The Resilience And Dynamism Of The Emirate’s Economy

Thousands of Indian visitors including Bollywood stars, Corporate honchos, Ministerial delegates, and Entrepreneurs have made their way to Dubai in 2020, and 2021 and the trend still continue in 2022. Apart from Indian tourists increasing more than two-folds till June 2022, Dubai has overall attracted 71.2 lakh international overnight visitors between January and June 2022. This records a three-fold growth in visitors compared to 25.2 lakh tourists in the same period in 2021.
“The growth in tourists reflects the resilience and dynamism of the emirate’s economy. The rapid rise in international tourist arrivals puts Dubai on track to achieve its ambitious target of becoming the world’s most visited destination. In the years ahead, Dubai will continue to develop itself further as a destination that offers compelling value to international travelers,” revealed Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, in a statement on Tuesday.

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A Look At More Data By DET

As per DET data, a total of 83.6 lakh international tourists visited Dubai during the first six months of 2019. In the first six months of 2022, Western Europe accounted for a significant share of tourist arrivals, comprising 22% of total international visitors. A statement also revealed that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) continued to make an impact, collectively contributing 34% of total international visitors and highlighting Dubai’s strong appeal to visitors from surrounding markets.

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