The UAE Leads The Global Tourism Sector By Surpassing $5 Billion Revenue
The UAE made its strong presence in the Global Tourism Sector, by collecting a revenue of 19 Billion Dirhams (₹42,083 Cr) in the first half of 2022.
The UAE successfully maintained its regional and worldwide leadership as a prestigious destination and a desired location to visit, stay, and work during 2022, continuing to dominate the world of tourism.
The first half of this year saw the country’s tourism industry perform exceptionally well, achieving a qualitative leap in the outcomes and indicators that proved the country had recovered from the Covid 19 pandemic and had entered a new phase of growth and prosperity.
The industry’s revenues surpassed 19 billion dirhams (5.17 billion dollars), and there were more than 12 million visitors to hotels.
UAE Celebrates ‘World Tourism Day’ By Developing Its Tourism Sector
The United Arab Emirates will celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27.
The UAE’s tourism industry has served as an integrated and inspirational model for dealing with the “Covid 19” virus and has become one of the fastest in the world at recovering from the crisis and conquering its repercussions.
The figures and outcomes documented at both the federal and local levels demonstrate the effectiveness of the plans and strategies endorsed by the UAE to develop its tourism industry.
These plans and strategies are based on implementing future trends and concentrating on innovation and digital transformation in this industry in order to increase revenues and growth and improve opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses.
22% Growth In The Hotel Industry
According to data from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, 1.84 million hotel guests visited the emirate’s hotels in the first half of this year, up 22% from the same period last year.
Occupancy rates increased to 70%, up 6% from the same period last year. The average length of stay was 3.2 nights.
Data indicates that, compared to the same period in 2021, hotel revenues climbed by 30% to 2.4 billion dirhams in the first 6 months of 2022.
UAE Got Over 7 Million International Visitors This Year
Data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai demonstrates that between January and June 2022, the emirate attracted about 7.12 million foreign visitors, up from 2.52 million during the same period in the previous year.
This increase of more than 183% brought the number of foreign visitors close to the pre-pandemic levels of 8.36 million during the first half of 2019.
During the first half of this year 2022, the average hotel occupancy rate was 74%, up 12% from the same period the previous year, when it was 62%, but down slightly from the 76% recorded in the first half of 2019 prior to the global pandemic.
Sharjah Airport reported an increase in passengers during the first half of 2022 of 142.74 %, to nearly 6 million passengers, especially in contrast to 2,449 million tourists in the first half of the year 2021.
For its part, the Emirate of Sharjah proceeded to improve its distinctive rank as a destination of choice for travel and business.
Hotel businesses saw a 26% increase in visitors during the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same time last year.
According to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, the emirate welcomed 521,085 tourists from the nation and throughout the globe between January and June 2022, a 21% increase over the same period the previous year.
UAE Provides Multi-Entry Tourist Visa
After the UAE recently permitted foreigners of all races and ethnicities to apply for a multi-entry tourist visa, valid for 5 years from the date of approval
This multi-entry tourist visa doesn’t need a guarantor or host within the country, provided that he stays in the country for a period of not exceeding 90 days in one year.
The tourism industry in the UAE gained a great moral and financial boost to move forward with more achievements.
The UAE keeps expanding by introducing new tourist attractions and locations, promoting business, conference, and medical tourism, and hosting international events and activities, which expands the chances for the tourism industry’s constant expansion and growth.
The UAE’s tourism appeal extends beyond the distinctive and distinctive travel experiences it provides visitors, whether they are traveling for leisure and shopping or for business and conferences. It also includes the nation’s stability, prosperity, and state-of-the-art infrastructure.