Dubai has more visitors each tenant than everywhere else in the world as the emirate went up the rankings of the world’s most visited cities.
Dubai jumped two places overall in the index as it expects to receive more tourists. The city of mega-malls and luminous skyscrapers made it to fifth position among the 132 cities, according to the survey. Dubai expects to receive 11.95 million worldwide overnight guests, an increase of 7.5%.
A steady growth rate in visitor arrivals in Dubai means the emirate is likely to overtake Paris and Singapore in five years in terms of international overnight visitors, according to MasterCard. Overnight international visitors include those staying at paid accommodation and with friends and family. Almost 62% of the totality arrivals come from outside the country.
This is reliable with the trend that worldwide visitors from outside of the region are becoming more essential for Dubai. With its tactical place, the city is a short-term destination for most of the major marketplaces like India and Saudi Arabia.
This 2014, Dubai is expected to come out as the top city internationally to fascinate and charm the highest international overnight visitor expenditure each occupant at US$3,863, according to a report.
Guests spent approximately $10.9 billion in Dubai, making it the fifth highest marketplace in terms of visitor expenditure. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi ranked fifth in the Middle East and Africa in international overnight visitor spending at US$1.9 billion.
Dubai was also the fourth largest airport in the world in terms of international connectivity. It is the only destination from Middle East and Africa in the top 10, with an upsurge rate of 44.6% in passenger statistics in the past five years.
Unfortunately, Abu Dhabi did not make it to the top 20 global visitors list, nevertheless it is the fourth most popular city in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), assuming to obtain 2.1 million guests this year 2014.