Dubai attracts 4 million tourists and is the best destination in the world in 2022

Between January and March 2022, Dubai received 3.97 million visitors from around the world.

With this number, Dubai achieved an increase of more than 214% compared to the same period in 2021, in which it recorded 1.27 million visitors, confirming the emirate’s position as a preferred destination for international visitors, after it succeeded to increase travelers’ confidence in it as a safe destination by implementing preventative measures To ensure the health and safety of its guests.

First Dubai

Dubai was first on the list of the world’s best destinations for travelers for 2022, according to Trip Advisor, and the average hotel occupancy rate during the first quarter of this year reached 82%, surpassing its counterpart in major destinations on the global tourism map, and within a month of March 2022, Dubai welcomed 1.78 million international visitors, an increase of 11% compared to 1.61 million visitors in March 2019.

Dubai hotels achieved remarkable growth during the first quarter of 2022, with the average daily room rate rising (649 dirhams), the length of guests’ stay (4.3 nights) and the number of nights booked “overnight” (10.22 million nights), compared to the figures recorded in the same period of the year. 2019 which is 498 dirhams for the average daily rate of the room, 3.5 nights for the length of stay of guests, and 8.63 million for the number of nights booked.

Factors such as continued local and international investment in the sector contributed to the increase in the number of hotel rooms, with an increase of 8% in the number of hotel establishments, and 10% in the number of rooms compared to the same period in 2021 Dubai guests can now choose from a total of 769 A hotel facilities and 140 192 hotel rooms, compared to 716 hotel facilities and 117 434 rooms during the first quarter of 2019 before the start of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

Culinary Arts Capital

Dubai occupies an advanced position worldwide as one of the leading entities in the field of “food tourism”, as it ranks first in the “City Lovers” category and fourth in the “Food Lovers” category in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for the year 2022, an achievement that reflects the attractiveness of Dubai. In this area, it could improve its position as the global capital of cuisine, especially with the announcement that it has joined the family of the “Michelin Guide”, and the announcement of the arrival of the “Gault & Millau” brand, ‘ a leading specialist in luxury dining experiences to the city.

In addition, 16 Dubai restaurants have managed to book their places on the list of the 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, while Dubai houses more than 12,000 restaurants and cafes, offering the city’s amazing international food. and compose liquor scene, inspired by the cultures of more than 200 different nationalities. .

The ninth edition of the “Dubai Food Festival” was held from 2 to 15 May in Dubai, organized by the Dubai Festival and Retail Corporation, one of the institutions of the Department of Economics and Tourism in Dubai, to promote Dubai’s global position as the capital of cuisine in the region, with a display of the most delicious food and dishes from various countries of the world, where the festival brought gourmets on an exceptional journey to test the great diversity of cuisine in the city, which is the most delicious international cuisine, as well as what is known for the Emirati cuisine of authentic and clear.

International sporting events

Within the framework of the leading position that Dubai enjoys in the sports world, and its ability to host and organize the biggest international tournaments and the most powerful international competitions, Dubai hosted many major sporting events, especially the final of the 2021 Cricket. World Cup in its seventh edition, with the participation of 16 teams from different continents, the world.

Dubai’s sports calendar is packed throughout the year with many international tournaments awaiting sports fans around the world, contributing to the increase in the number of international visitors: the Dubai World Cup, which is one of the most expensive horse races around the world and its most important. price reaches $ 12 million, while The event attracts the strongest horses, the most important owners, the most skilled riders and trainers from all over the world.

Among the major tournaments hosted in Dubai are the “Dubai Desert Classic Championship”, which attracts the biggest golf stars from around the world, and the “Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships”, in which the Russian Andrei Rublev, ranks second and seventh. is. in the world, won the Cup of its thirtieth session, held in February last.

Expo is at the top of the scene

Expo 2020 Dubai was at the top of the tourism scene in Dubai with its launch from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, as part of the largest session in the history of the ancient world show, dating back to the year 1851, and is the first that each participating country is allowed to have its own pavilion, with the participation of 192 countries, where the event over a period of 182 days attracted 24 million and 102 thousand and 967 visits.

On the other hand, “Dubai International Airport” retained its first position as the world’s busiest international airport for the eighth year in a row, as it received 29.1 million passengers during 2021. Air traffic during the last quarter of the year. While preliminary forecasts indicate that the annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport is expected to reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022.

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