With 4.75 million visitors in the first quarter of 2019, Dubai is experiencing a slight improvement in tourism compared to 2018. This progress is due in particular to the large influx of Chinese tourists.
4.75 million. This is the number of international visitors attracted by Dubai in the first quarter of 2019. Dubai registers thus a slight increase over last year, according to Wakalat Anba’a al Emarat (WAM), the Emirates news agency.
In the first quarter of 2019, the emirate registered 2% more visitors than in the same period in 2018, according to data from the Dubai Marketing Ministry of Tourism and Commerce.
China, a major tourist provider
According to WAM, this increase is largely due to the influx of Chinese tourists. The number of visitors from China increased by 13% in the first quarter of 2019, making it the fourth largest tourist market for Dubai.
The top three tourist outfitters in the emirate remain unchanged, with India retaining first place, followed by Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
“Tourism as a sector continues to be one of the most interconnected, and consequently highly diversified pillars of Dubai’s GDP, making our economic contribution imperative for collective growth”Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of Dubai Tourism.