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Dubai welcomes over 23.7 million passengers in 2022

Dubai welcomes over 23.7 million passengers in 2022

This marks an 89 per cent increase in passenger traffic compared to the previous year

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Dubai International courtesy Twitter (Dubai Media Office)

More than 107,082 passengers arrived in Dubai on New Year’s Eve, with 95,445 travellers arriving through Dubai Airports, 6,527 arriving via the Hatta Border Crossing, and 5,010 arriving via marine ports.

December has been exceptionally busy for Dubai International owing to a combination of factors including the seasonal influx of visitors, the recently concluded football event in Doha, and Dubai’s popularity as a preferred tourist destination over the past two years.

Read: Holiday travel: Nearly two million passengers expected to pass through Dubai International

This marks an 89 per cent increase in passenger traffic compared to the previous year, with a total of 23,672,468 incoming passengers arriving through all ports in 2022.

Of these, 21,817,022 arrived through airports, 1,612,746 crossed Hatta Border Crossing, and 242,700 passengers used sea ports. In 2021, the emirate received 12,025,468 passengers through airports, 399,083 through the Hatta Border Crossing, and 83,700 through marine ports, reported Dubai Media Office.

According to a new report by the UK-based market research firm Euromonitor, Dubai Airports have established themselves as one of the busiest airports in the world, ranking second globally in the Top 100 City Destinations Index 2022 for speed of service and procedure completion for passengers.

Dubai Airports were also ranked first regionally and internationally in the Airports Council International (ACI) report 2022 and maintained their leading position in the global competition indices, ranking first by the Legatum Prosperity Index in tolerance towards foreigners. The UAE passport was ranked the strongest in the world according to the Global Passport Power Rank.

According to the Dubai Media Office, Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director general of GDRFA Dubai, stated that the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things has allowed Dubai Airports to deliver exceptional digital services and a superior travel experience to all visitors, solidifying Dubai’s reputation as a top destination for tourism, business, and lifestyle.

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