According to the latest official figures from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, international passenger arrivals in Dubai reached 14.36 million in 2022, up 97 percent from 7.28 million in 2021.
According to statistics, 16.73 million international travelers arrived in Dubai in 2019.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said, “The extraordinary growth in international tourism in 2022 is in line with Dubai’s Economic Agenda D33’s goal of doubling the size of the emirate’s economy by 2033.” Supports.’
He said that the tourism and travel sector plays an important role in the goal of leadership to make the Emirates a model of excellence in the global economy.
Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum added, “Dubai is emerging as a major catalyst for the growth of global tourism and travel connectivity in the coming years.”
It should be noted that according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, there has been a 37% decrease in the number of international tourist trips in 2022 compared to 2019.
Dubai exceeded both global and regional barometers of recovery, with tourist arrivals to the city reaching 86 percent of pre-coronavirus levels in 2022.
“Dubai has emerged as a clear leader in the tourism industry, which is a testament to Dubai’s growing role in the revival of global tourism,” said Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.
“Our strategy and initiatives give us the confidence to take advantage of new growth opportunities in the global travel and business sectors over the next few decades,” he added.
The hospitality sector in Dubai also saw significant growth in 2022, according to the UAE’s official news agency WAM.
Dubai’s hotel inventory at the end of December 2022 was 146,496 rooms in 804 hotel establishments, compared to 126,120 rooms available in 741 establishments at the end of December 2019.