DUBAI | UAE – Dubai witnessed a surge in arrivals which accelerated the city’s tourism momentum with 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the first nine months of 2019, according to the latest visitation figures released by Dubai’s Deparment of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
In September alone, Dubai welcomed over 1.3 million visitors, and above average increase of 7.3 percent over the same month in 2018.
Dubai ranked the fourth most visited city in the world for the fifth year in a row in Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index 2019.
Dubai Tourism’s multi-dimensional market-specific strategies, and customized campaigns continued to yield tangible results to attract visitors namely from: Saudi Arabia, India, the United Kingdom and Oman.
Together with China, Dubai remains the world’s largest tourism volume driver, surpassing the five million threshold for the first nine months of 2019.
Of the GCC countries, Saudi Arabia solidified its position as the highest traffic volume generator, registering a two percent year-on-year growth for over 1.25 million visitors.