UK visitors to Dubai to cross 1 million mark
10 July, 2015
Dubai's popularity as a destination for UK business and leisure travellers is growing at a healthy rate of 10 per cent per year thanks to a regularly evolving destination offer comprising new hotels, meetings venues and leisure attractions. Statistics released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing have revealed that the emirate welcomed 687,000 UK hotel guests in 2012, and a further 759,000 UK hotel guests in 2013, representing a 10 per cent year-on-year increase. In 2014, Dubai welcomed 845,000 UK hotel guests to its shores, an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2013. The tourism body also announced that it is expecting the steady influx to continue, and forecast that over one million visitors from the UK will travel to Dubai in 2016 should current growth rates persist.