In Six Months, Dubai Receives 7.1 Million International Visitors

This is another ginormous milestone for Dubai! The emirate is one step closer in being the city of the future. Dubai has been acing the list of most popular tourist and travel destinations.

The emirate was ranked the number 1 global destination in Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022. Last month, the emirate topped the list of most popular city breaks around the world, according to a study by hotel chain Premier Inn. It is also the most instagrammable destination in the world.

Given the impact of a hoard of challenges, the emirate’s ability to quickly return to near pre-pandemic tourism levels is remarkable. That’s what makes it so attractive.

About Its Tourism

Dubai has received over 7.12 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of this year. Tourist numbers are now closing in on pre-pandemic levels, with a growth of more than 183 per cent year on year in the first half of 2022!

Between January and June last year, a little over 2.5 million tourists had visited Dubai.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, said: “The rapid rise in international tourist arrivals puts Dubai on track to achieve its ambitious target of becoming the world’s most visited destination. In the years ahead, Dubai will continue to develop itself further as a destination that offers compelling value to international travelers.”

He hailed the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city of the future and the world’s best place to live, work and invest in.

To top it all off, a study by TonerGiant found that Dubai has the most popular skyline on Instagram, making it the most photogenic in the world with the highest average number of likes per photo.