Dubai receives 3.67 million overnight visitors in Jan-Feb
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Dubai receives 3.67 million overnight visitors in Jan-Feb

Dubai receives 3.67 million overnight visitors in Jan-Feb

Dubai recorded 1.77 million international visitors in January, and 1.9 million in February, according to DET figures

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Dubai continues to solidify its position as a global tourism hub, with the latest figures from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) revealing an impressive surge in overnight visitors during the first two months of the year.

According to DET‘s Tourism Performance Report for January-February 2024, Dubai welcomed 3.67 million overnight visitors, marking an impressive increase of over 18 pe rcent compared to the same period last year.

The report for January recorded 1.77 million visitors, with February witnessing 1.9 million arrivals.

Among the origins of visitors, Europe emerged as the leading source market during the period, with 773,000 tourists, constituting 21 per cent of the total.

South Asia followed closely behind, contributing 604,000 visitors, comprising 17 per cent of the overall arrivals. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries ranked third with 549,000 visitors, representing 15 per cent of the total.

Visitors from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe totaled 530,000, while those from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reached 448,000.

North and Southeast Asia contributed 340,000 visitors, with 240,000 arrivals from the Americas, 138,000 from Africa, and 53,000 from Australia.

Growth in hotel room availability, occupancy rates in Dubai

The report also highlights a notable increase in the number of available hotel rooms, with 151,269 rooms across 826 establishments in the first two months, compared to 148,450 rooms in the same period of 2023.

Despite this expansion, the average occupancy rate reached an impressive 87 per cent, reflecting a 3 per cent year-on-year growth.

Occupied room nights surged to 7.78 million during this period, up from 7.28 million in the corresponding period last year.

Finally, the average length of stay remained steady at 3.8 nights.

Read: Dubai welcomed 17 million international visitors in 2023

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