Dubai has seen a great recovery in tourism by welcoming over 6.17 million overnight visitors to the city.
Noted from January to May this year, there has been a 197% increase from 2021 when only 2 million visitors arrived.
Announced by the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) at the first ‘City Briefing’ for 2022, the data highlights the position of Dubai for business, investment, talent and tourism.
During the five-month period, hotel occupancy levels were at 76% in comparison to 62% in 2021.
His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General at the Department of Economy and Tourism said, “The remarkable vision and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, have always been an inspiration to us all, and this is reflected in the city’s continued success, as we focus on enhancing its position as a global hub for economy and tourism. We are building on the massive momentum generated by the hugely successful Expo 2020 to drive growth across all our tourism pillars from cultural to culinary experiences, while working towards achieving the ambitious goal of making Dubai the most visited destination and the city of the future that will be the best place in the world to live and work."