Tourism contribution to UAE GDP rising


Tourism contribution to UAE GDP rising

Tourism's contribution to the UAE's GDP is set to rise this year.

That’s according to the Minister for Tourism’s advisor, who says the sector’s reach could grow by up to five per cent in the next seven months.

Mohammed Khamis Al Mheiri said that in 2017, the total contribution of travel and tourism to the nation’s GDP was just over AED 154 billion.

That’s more than 11 per cent of the country’s GDP and if the advisor’s estimate is right, that number could reach 16 per cent by this December.