Dubai tourists spend nearly twice as much as those visiting other major cities
01 November, 2016
Tourists in Dubai spend almost twice as much money while visiting the emirate as those holidaying on other major cities such as London or New York, according to the results of a new study released on 31 October. “The research shows the highest spending visitors, by far, are Dubai’s, who spend nearly twice the average of our 12 cities,” said David Godchaux, CEO of Core Savills, the Dubai subsidiary of international real estate agency Savills. “Overseas visitors, who had an overnight stay in the emirate, spent an estimated $4.7 billion in restaurants and cafés in Dubai. In terms of spending on retail, this figure reaches $9.7 billion. This dwarfs the total amounts spent in the 11 other global cities measured, with Dubai featuring ahead of London, New York, Tokyo and Paris,” he added.
Dubai ranked eighth on Savills’ list of the most attractive cities for tourists in 2015. It ranked after Paris and before Mumbai and was the only Arab city on the list.