Dubai's Wanderlust

Dubai's Wanderlust

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  • Dubai's tourism has made a remarkable comeback, surpassing its pre-pandemic levels with an impressive 20 per cent growth. During the first half of 2023, the emirate welcomed a record-breaking 8.55 million tourists, compared to 8.36 million in the same period of 2019.
  • Thanks to the government's effective handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dubai was among the first cities worldwide to reopen, enabling it to recover swiftly and outperform its counterparts. The tourism industry particularly benefited from the reopening of borders, attracting a substantial influx of foreign visitors to the emirate.

Why it matters

Tourism is a major contributor to Dubai's economy, and the increase in tourist numbers indicates higher revenue generation for the emirate. Tourists spend money on accommodations, dining, entertainment, shopping, and other services, boosting various sectors of the economy.


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