Dubai tourism statistics

Dubai tourism statistics

With its phenomenal rise as one of the most loved and visited travel destinations, Dubai continues to be a favorite with global tourists. Dubai’s expanding tourism sector creates a massive impact on the emirate’s economy and fuels the local property market. 

With the government’s focused initiatives to enhance tourism experience, several commercial, residential and leisure projects have been introduced over the years to cater to international visitors.

This report showcases a detailed overview of the total number of tourists arriving in Dubai in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Total number of tourists in millions
Top 10 nationalities in 2016 vs. 2017 vs. 2018 vs. 2019
Dubai tourism statistics by countries
Nigeria
126 K 168 K 33 %
Philippines
274 K 352 K 28 %
Oman
606 K 778 K 28 %
China
641 K 729 K 14 %
France
247 K 273 K 11 %
Egypt
212 K 231 K 9 %
Other
2971 K 3183 K 7 %
Canada
114 K 118 K 4 %
Italy
162 K 168 K 4 %
KSA
1225 K 1255 K 2 %
US
478 K 481 K 1 %
Germany
388 K 392 K 1 %
Pakistan
379 K 378 K 0 %
Australia
193 K 191 K -1 %
Jordan
124 K 122 K -2 %
UK
866 K 851 K -2 %
Kuwait
276 K 261 K -5 %
India
1469 K 1393 K -5 %
Russian Federation
460 K 433 K -6 %
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