Dubai to draw 20 million visitors by 2020

Dubai welcomed a total of 15.8 million international overnight visitors in 2017, setting a new record for the emirate and underlining the sustained strength and resilience of its travel and tourism sector. 2017 tourist volumes represented a strong 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase, accelerating the 5 per cent growth witnessed in the previous year and propelling momentum towards its 2020 goal of welcoming 20 million visitors per year.


Number of hotel rooms Dubai is aiming to have by 2020

US$31.3 Billion

Dubai #1 in the world in visitor spend annually


Dubai’s rank on the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index in 2017


The level of annual growth expected in four-star hotel inventory

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