In just one year, the tourism rate in Dubai 2013 based on hotel guest accommodations alone has raised from 9.9 million in 2012 to 11 million in, according to the records from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
Dubai is targeting an approximate 20 million visitors by the year 2020, and with this figures, it clearly indicates that their objective is getting more achievable specifically in hotel and occupancy revenues.
The countries who are consistently on the list of the top ten visitors in Dubai are Saudi Arabia, India, China, Iran, Oman, Kuwait, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
According to the records, it is Australia with 39% or 269,000 visitors accommodated here in Dubai and Saudi Arabia with 1.35 million visitors, and of course
China with 11% contribution in the figures after the fourth office of The Department of Tourism and Commerce marketing has been built in China just last year.
The announcement of the 2020 track was another factor seen by the Director General of The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing that’s why the growth is getting even stronger and it is a positive sign that they will attain the 20 million target on 2020 which can make Dubai as one of the global main tourist destinations
They have seen noteworthy growth in revenues for hotel and even in hotel apartments with 16.1% or 21.84 billion Dirhams in 2013. Seeing this increase pushes the investment sector to really venture on hospitality industry as they have seen Dubai as an attraction and prospect destination for investments.
Thus Dubai government is pushing the Hotel investors and developers to construct more three to four stars hotel in which they will consider to exempt from municipal tax collection summing up to 11% of the rate per night accommodation. Added to this, they are considering the fact that Dubai has built good relationships with different representatives from different countries that is why they have been receiving this tremendous patronization from those countries.