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Dubai welcomes 3.67m overnight visitors in first two months

DUBAI, April 6, 2024

Dubai had welcomed a total of 3.67 million overnight visitors during the first two months of the year, thus registering an increase of over 18% year-on-year (YoY), according to figures released by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).
According to the DET's Tourism Performance Report for January-February 2024, the city recorded 1.77 million international visitors in January, and 1.9 million in February.
Among the origin of visitors, Europe led the list for the January-February 2024 period with 773,000 tourists (21%). South Asia came in second with 604,000 visitors (17%) of the total, followed by GCC countries with 549,000 (15%).
Coming in the fourth spot, the number of tourists visiting Dubai are from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe which surged by 14% to 530,000 compared to 448,000 (12%) from the Middle East and North Africa region, which landed in fifth. 
According to DET, Dubai recorded 340,000 visitors (9%) from North and Southeast Asia; 240,000 (7%) from the Americas; 138,000 (4%) from Africa and 53,000 from Australia, which accounted for around 1%.
The report also showed an increase in the number of available hotel rooms from 148,450 distributed across 813 establishments in January-February 2023 to 151,269 across 826 establishments in the same period of 2024. The average occupancy rate settled at 87%, a 3% growth YoY, stated the report.
Occupied room nights rose to 7.78 million compared to 7.28 in the same period of last year, with the average length of stay being 3.8 nights in January-February 2024, it added.-TradeArabia News Service


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