Visa Improvements Increase Tourism in UAE

March 30, 2018

Established in 2010, the Dubai World Centre is one of the largest airports in the UAE  and saw a traffic of over 900,000 in 2017. Dubai Airports, its operator, reported that the airport received a 6.4 percent growth from 850,633 people in 2016 to 904,940 passengers in 2017. The Dubai World Centre received most of its traffic from Eastern Europe, a 168 percent increase from the last year.


In 2017, 452,631 people from Eastern Europe entered the Dubai World Centre. Russia was the leader in statistics with a 955.4 percent increase in passengers from last year, totaling 279,100 passengers in 2017. Passengers from Western Europe also increased by 34.6 percent reaching a total of 94,452 in 2017. From Western Europe, most number of passengers were from Germany, totaling 41,671. Airlines that brought most of the passengers to The Dubai World Centre are Royal Flight, Wizz Air, Condor, Ural Airlines, and Azur Air.


Visa Improvements Increase Tourism in UAE


Freight volume also increased quite a lot between the two financial years, reaching the one million mark in 2017. 972,295 tonnes was carried into the airport in 2017, an increase of 8.3 percent from 2016. In the last quarter of 2017, 267,560 tonnes were carried into the airport, an increase of six percent from the last quarter of 2016. 34,198 flight entered and exited from the airport, a decrease of 11.6 percent from 38,670 flights. However, the number of seats per flight increased from 94 in 2016 to 129 in 2017.


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Over the past year, the UAE tourism has grown tremendously. The country was always popular among Indians but is gaining popularity among the Chinese as well. Best places to visit in UAE are Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Dubai Fountain, Jumeirah Mosque, and Jabal Ḥafeet.

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