According to the annual statistics that were revealed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing of Dubai. It has been revealed that the city attracted around 14.2 million visitors last year, registering a strong growth of 7.5% from the previous year 2014. It also registers double the growth of international tourism industry.
The continued demand from the neighboring nations to Dubai, registering the highest share of travelers with around 3.3 million which is an increase of 12.8% from the year 2014.
Despite the ups and downs in its economy, and with strong US Dollar restraining back the competitiveness of Dubai, the Western Europe stay as the second largest contributor of travelers, with around 3 million travelers visiting Dubai, reflecting a solid increase of 6.1%.
The UK remained among Dubai’s top three source nations with 11% increase, accounting 1.2 million tourists. Germany also remained in the top 10 with 7% increase with 4,60,000 tourists visiting the country.
South Asia was also the biggest contributor with around 2.3 million tourists visiting Dubai, with an increase of 21.7%. India is the leading Asian country, for the first time with 1.6 million tourists arriving in Dubai. Next to follow is Pakistan with around 5,13,000 tourists at an 11% increase.
With its highest connectivity and latent capacity, with its strong business ties, all these reasons have yielded outcomes and would enable Dubai city for capturing a share of increasing upper middle-class business segments of India.
Around 4,50,000 travelers from China has visited the city. As many as 1.6 million tourists came to Dubai from the Middle East and Northern Africa last year. A total of 3,25,000 visitors were from the Philippines.
The US has maintained its position in the top five for the tourists’ arrival in Dubai, with Canada also staying in the top 20 list.