Dubai visitor numbers increase by one million in 2013

More than 11 million guests stayed in Dubai hotels in 2013, showing a 10.6% increase year-on-year.

Hotel guests in Dubai increase by 10.6% in 2013
Hotel guests in Dubai increase by 10.6% in 2013

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has said that the United Arab Emirate is on track to achieve its vision of 20 million tourists annually by 2020.

The figures released by the DTCM also showed that hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rose 16.1% to more than £3.5bn.

Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of DTCM said: "Having announced the Tourism Vision for 2020 in May 2013, a 10.6% growth in hotel establishment guests demonstrates that we are on track to double the 10 million tourists received in 2012 to 20 million per year by 2020 and is an affirmation of the destination’s ever-increasing appeal."

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