Dubai welcomed over 1.7 million tourists in January

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Dubai welcomed 1.77 million international tourists in January, which was an increase of 21 per cent compared to 1.47 million visitors in the same period last year.

Figures in a report issued by Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism showed Western Europe ranked first for the number of international tourists coming to Dubai with 327,000 visitors followed by GCC countries with 311,000 visitors and South Asia ranked third with 294,000 visitors.

According to the Dubai Tourism Performance Report for January issued by the Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism, the number of international visitors from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe reached 262,000 or 15 per cent, ranking fourth, while the number of visitors from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reached 211,000 or 12 per cent of the total number of tourists coming to Dubai, ranking fifth.

North and Southeast Asia ranked sixth with 149,000 visitors and a share of 8 percent, followed by the Americas in seventh place with 115,000 visitors or about 6 per cent of the total number of international visitors, Africa in eighth place with 71,000 visitors representing 4 per cent, and Australia in last place with 33,000 visitors representing 2 per cent of the total number of international visitors.


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