Dubai welcomed 4.75 million worldwide in a single day guests within the first quarter of 2019, posting over two per cent improve in tourism volumes in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
That’s based on the newest knowledge launched by the Division of Tourism & Commerce Advertising in Dubai.
Steadily selecting up from a secure 2018 efficiency, Dubai’s tourism sector noticed optimistic indicators from its prime quantity turbines and its rising progress drivers, setting the tempo for 2019 each by way of visitation numbers and GDP contribution.
In key highlights, India began sturdy, holding on to its place as Dubai’s largest supply market, whereas the dominion of Saudi Arabia and the UK maintained their second and third positions respectively, as the town continued to refresh its proposition and maintain its dynamic enchantment to those conventional bases.
The primary quarter of the 12 months additionally noticed outcomes with leisure-related experiential choices increasing to incorporate Bluewaters Island, positioned off the coast of Jumeirah Seashore Residence, with the upcoming Ain Dubai – the world’s largest remark wheel – set to grow to be the centrepiece of the island’s numerous retail, residential, hospitality and leisure zones.
Early 2019 additionally noticed the opening of the Pointe – a 1.Four million sq. foot waterfront eating and leisure improvement overlooking Atlantis, the Palm.
Between January to March 2019, additional strides had been made to increase Dubai’s hospitality providing to match the evolving wants of tourists, with the openings of recent motels together with the W Dubai – the Palm and Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah.
Common occupancy for the lodge sector stood at 84 per cent, underscoring the business’s stability regardless of the rising stock provide, with institutions delivering a mixed 8.63 million occupied room nights throughout the first three months of the 12 months.
Unfold throughout a complete of 717 institutions, Dubai’s lodge room stock stood at 118,039 on the finish of March 2019, up eight per cent in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
Luxurious five-star motels constituted 34 per cent of the emirate’s whole stock, with four-star motels commanding a 26 per cent share.
Helal Saeed Almarri, director common, Dubai Tourism, commented: “Tourism as a sector continues to be probably the most interconnected, and consequently extremely diversified pillars of Dubai’s GDP, making our financial contribution crucial for collective progress.
“Our Imaginative and prescient 2022-25, as set out by sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, is backed by a number of focused strategic programmes for supply by 2020-22, of which over 70 per cent are properly under-way already.
“We recognise the necessity for accelerated supply to make sure that Dubai turns into the primary most visited, most popular and revisited world metropolis for each leisure and enterprise travellers.”