Destination Dubai: Emirate welcomes over 4.7mln tourists in three months

Hotel occupancy rate in the GCC emirate stood at 84%

  
View of Dubai, taken from a light aeroplane. Popular tourist area of Dubai with the Sheik Zayad Road and 'The Burj Al Arab' 7 star hotel and other hotels.

View of Dubai, taken from a light aeroplane. Popular tourist area of Dubai with the Sheik Zayad Road and 'The Burj Al Arab' 7 star hotel and other hotels.

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Dubai – Mubasher: The emirate of Dubai has welcomed around 4.75 million visitors during the first three months of 2019, up 2% from 4.65 million visitors in the year-ago period, data by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) showed.

Hotel occupancy rate in the GCC emirate stood at 84%, according to a report by the DTCM.

In April, the DTCM revealed that the number of tourists who visited Dubai in February leapt by 5% to around 1.53 million visitors per night.

In 2018, Dubai welcomed around 15.92 million visitors, compared to 15.79 million a year earlier.

The DTCM previously stated that Indians and Saudis topped tourists who visited the emirate in 2018.

Source: Mubasher

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