The number of Indians visiting Dubai has hit a new high with the Emirate saying that “India continued to top the list of traffic generators”. Indian visitors to Dubai for the first time crossed the 10-lakh mark in the last six months (January June), up 21% over the same period last year.
“A record total of 80.6 lakh international overnight tourists arrived in Dubai during the first six months of 2017, reflecting a 10.6% increase over the same period last year,” says a statement by Dubai Tourism.
“Almost all of Dubai’s top 20 inbound visitor source markets saw positive or near stable year-on-year performances in first half of 2017, with five of the top 10 delivering standout double-digit growth. India continued to top the list of traffic generators…. Saudi Arabia and the UK retained their spots as the second and third largest feeder markets respectively,” it added.