Dubai welcomed 8.55 million international visitors in first half of 2023

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Dubai welcomed 8.55 million international visitors in the first half of 2023 (from January to June), exceeding the pre-pandemic figure of 8.36 million tourists recorded in the same period in 2019.

The latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism showed that the Emirate witnessed 20 percent year-on-year growth, a reflective of the boom in the Emirate’s Hotel and Tourism Sectors.

The City’s average hotel occupancy stands at 78 percent, the highest in the world.

The data further showed that nearly 100 new hotels and more than 30,000 rooms have been establishment in Dubai since June 2019.

The number of hospitality establishments grew by 96 from 714 in June 2019 to 810 in June 2023.

Whereas the number of new hotels grew by 37 when compared to June last year.

In the past year, the Emirate has witnessed the opening of some of the most prestigious hotels in the world including Atlantis The Royal, Hilton Palm Jumeirah, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah and many more.