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Dubai receives with 8 Million International Tourists in 2024

Dubai has reported welcoming 8.12 million international tourists between January and May this year, marking a notable increase of nearly 10% compared to the same period last year, when the city received 7.39 million tourists. This data, released by the Department of Economy and Tourism, underscores Dubai's enduring appeal as a global tourist destination.

The influx of tourists was distributed across the months as follows: January saw 1.77 million visitors, February 1.9 million, March 1.51 million, April 1.5 million, and May 1.44 million. Among the regions contributing significantly to Dubai's tourist numbers, West European countries led the way with 21% of the total, accounting for 1.728 million tourists. South Asia followed closely with 1.399 million tourists, constituting 17% of the total visitors.

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Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Eastern Europe ranked third with 1.246 million tourists, representing 15% of Dubai's visitors, while Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries accounted for 1.045 million tourists, making up 13% of the total. The Middle East and North Africa contributed 947,000 tourists (12%), and Northeast and Southeast Asia accounted for approximately 764,000 visitors (9%).

The Department of Economy and Tourism's data also highlighted tourism from the Americas, which brought 528,000 visitors (7% of the total), followed by Africa with 339,000 visitors (4%) and Australasia with 123,000 visitors (1%).

As for accommodation, Dubai had 150,202 hotel rooms across 822 establishments by the end of May 2024, compared to 148,754 rooms in 812 establishments during the same period last year. The average hotel occupancy rate stood at 81% across all establishments during the first five months of the year, slightly up from 80% in 2023. The total number of rooms booked reached 18.34 million, reflecting a 4% increase compared to the previous year's 17.71 million bookings during the same period.

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