India accounts for 6.12 lakh of Dubai’s visitors between January and March
New Delhi: According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), 6.12 lakh Indian tourists visited Dubai during the January-March quarter of this year, a significant increase of 62.76 percent over the same time previous year.
According to the most recent information provided by DET, the Middle Eastern nation received 3.76 lakh tourists from India during the equivalent quarter in 2022.
Overall, Dubai received 46.7 lakh foreign overnight visitors in the first quarter of 2023, up from 39.7 lakh visitors in the same period of 2022, representing a YoY rise of 17%.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, stated: “The remarkable growth in international visitation achieved in the first quarter of 2023 demonstrates the city’s emergence as one of the key destinations leading the way in the rebound of the global tourism sector.”
The Dubai Economic Agenda, he said, lays out an ambitious new course for Dubai to strengthen its contributions to determining the direction of the world economy.
“Dubai’s unique position in the globe as a bridge between markets, cultures, and regions is made possible in large part by the tourism industry, which is not just the strongest pillar of our economy.
The objective of Dubai, he said, is to become the finest location in the world to live, visit, work, and invest. “In the years ahead, Dubai will continue to introduce new path-breaking initiatives to offer a distinctive proposition for travellers,” he said.
Just two percentage points separated the first quarter of 2023’s visitors from the first three months of 2019’s pre-pandemic total of 47.5 lakh visitors to Dubai.
Despite the current global economic headwinds, this is a remarkable accomplishment since turning the tide in July 2020 by reopening the city to foreign tourists, according to DET.
We started the year off on a really solid trend thanks to the first quarter of 2023. The director general of DET, Helal Saeed Almarri, said that sustainability “will form the core of everything we do, incorporating sustainable practises into every aspect of the visitor experience to advance our journey towards becoming the world’s best city to live and work in.”
According to DET, four areas—CIS and Eastern Europe, MENA, the Americas, and Australasia—have completely recovered and exceeded Q1 2019 levels. The bulk of the regions have seen considerable increases in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same time in 2022.
In terms of tourist volume, South Asia and Western Europe are both almost back to pre-pandemic levels, it said.