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First Six months of 2019 have seen 8.36 million tourists in Dubai

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First Six months of 2019 have seen 8.36 million tourists in Dubai

Dubai has welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism.

According to official figures from Dubai Tourism, India was Dubai’s largest source market with 997,000 visitors while 755,000 visitors came from Saudi Arabia and 586,000 travellers came from the UK.

China (501,000), which reported 11 percent year-on-year growth, and Oman (499,000) rounded up the top five, while Russia (375,000), the United States (329,000), Germany (316,000), Pakistan (253,000) and Philippines (216,000) made up the top ten.

“Tourism is one of the cornerstones of Dubai’s diversified economic growth, and we measure success based on our ability to aggressively advance towards our goal to be the number one most visited and most preferred city,” Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai Tourism said in a statement.