Published on : Saturday, January 8, 2022
The Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism said that last year, the emirate welcomed 4.88 million visitors between January and October.
International visitation during October alone went up tomore than one million guests.
Reflecting the increasing growth momentum and stability of the industry, a robust domestic tourism market was witnessed along with astrong international visitation, further boosting the hospitality sector, resulting in 9.4 million room nights sold between January and October.
This is compared to seven million room nights sold in the same period in 2019.
HelalSaeedAlmarri, the director general of the Dubai Department of Economy & Tourism, said: “Our multi-pronged strategy to combat the pandemic and deployment of wide-ranging initiatives to increase our global competitiveness and attractiveness is a hallmark of Dubai’s highly progressive public-private partnership model, which has been a cornerstone of not only what was achieved in 2021 but what will be achieved in the next critical 12 to 24-month period.Expo 2020 also provides us a unique platform to engage with the global community as all hotels and tourism partners work closely to facilitate visits for their guests to maximise this opportunity.”