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Dubai Sees 21% Increase in International Tourist Arrivals in January 2024


Dubai Sees 21% Increase in International Tourist Arrivals in January 2024



PARIS, France - Dubai welcomed 1.77 million international tourists in January 2024, marking a significant increase of 21% compared to the 1.47 million visitors recorded in the same period of 2023, according to the Dubai Tourism Performance Report for January issued by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.


The report reveals that Western Europe led the source markets for international tourists to Dubai, contributing over 18% with a total of 327,000 visitors. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries followed closely, accounting for nearly 18% with 311,000 visitors. South Asia ranked third, bringing in 294,000 visitors, which represents about 17% of the total international visitors to the Emirates.


International visitors from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Eastern Europe reached 262,000, or 15%, ranking fourth. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region contributed 211,000 visitors, or 12% of the total number of tourists, ranking fifth.


North and Southeast Asia ranked sixth with 149,000 visitors, holding a share of 8%. The Americas followed in seventh place with 115,000 visitors, accounting for about 6% of the total international visitors. Africa, with 71,000 visitors, represented 4%, ranking eighth. Lastly, Australia contributed 33,000 visitors, representing 2% of the total number of international visitors, ranking last.


The report underscores Dubai’s growing appeal as a global tourist destination and its success in attracting visitors from diverse geographical regions.

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