Dubai to record visitor figures in January


According to data revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, the city recorded a drastic rise in the influx of international tourists in January 2019.

Dubai recorded a total of 1.61 million tourists in January 2019 – a rise from the 1.58 million tourists who visited in January 2018.

Visitors flocked to attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah as well as to local shopping and music festivals.

India was the top source market, with a total of 206,000 tourists visiting Dubai.

Saudi Arabia was second on the overall list and was leading among the GCC countries with a total of 160,000 tourists.

China made it to the third slot with a total of 100,000 tourists visiting the city.

A majority of the guests chose to stay in one- to three-star hotels, followed by four stars.

The occupied room nights in January 2019 went up to 2.92 million people, a good rise from the 2.86 million in January 2018.