Officers in Dubai have revealed the emirate hopes to draw over 5.5 million abroad guests this yr.

Dubai Tourism chief government, Issam Kazim, stated he hoped that new markets may help make up for the lack of guests from key outbound markets the place journey continues to be restricted.

Dubai welcomed 5.5 million abroad guests final yr, in comparison with 16.7 million arrivals in 2019.


Guests from India, historically a high supply market, are largely banned from the United Arab Emirates because of the newest outbreak of Covid-19 within the south-Asian nation.

In the meantime, the UK, the third largest supply market in 2019, has barred direct flights and requires travellers from the UAE to lodge quarantine.

Kazim stated customer numbers from newer markets in Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Unbiased States (CIS) have been performing effectively.

“All of those markets will begin to add up and hopefully fill the gaps and provides us a a lot stronger basis to construct a assured rebound going ahead,” he defined.

The Center Jap vacation spot reopened its borders to worldwide guests final July and was a well-liked vacation spot over the New 12 months.

With Expo 2020 additionally set to begin in October, there are hopes for a restoration within the tourism sector over the approaching months.