Dubai Tourism Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

18 Nov 2015

Did you know Dubai is the 4th most visited city in the world after London, Paris and Bangkok and has the world’s highest visitor per resident ratio from 4.9 visitors per resident in 2009 to 5.7 in 2015. Check out our Dubai Tourism infographic for latest Dubai tourism statistics and trends.

Dubai Tourism Statistics and Trends

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Dubai is the Fourth most visited city in world after London, Paris and Bangkok.

City International Overnight Visitors (In millions)
London 18.82
Paris 18.24
Bangkok 16.06
Dubai 14.26
Istanbul 12.56

 

Estimate number of visitors by 2020 – 20 Million

Dubai has the world’s highest visitor per resident ratio from 4.9 visitors per resident in 2009 to 5.7 in 2015

Estimated number of tourists visited Dubai (by Year)

Year Estimated number of tourists (In millions)
2011 9.3
2012 10.0
2013 11.0
2014 13.2
2015 14.3

 

Estimated number of rooms – 93,030

Estimated Occupancy level – 86.5%

Average daily room rate – 1070 AED

Overnight visitors in Dubai spent $10.9 billion (Dh40 billion) in 2014. That’s about Dh3,000 average spend per person.

International overnight visitor spending in Dubai

Year International overnight visitor spending (in billion U.S. dollars)
2011 8.1
2012 9.13
2013 10.4
2014 10.9
2015 11.68

The average length of stay increased from 3.78 days to 3.84 days in 2014.

Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets in 2014

Source Market
Saudi Arabia
India
UK
USA
Iran
Oman
China
Kuwait
Russia
Germany

 

Tourist Spending in UAE by Country

Country %age of tourist spending
US 21%
Saudi Arabia 12%
UK 9%
China 4%
Kuwait 3.4%