Dubai records 89% increase in passenger arrivals

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Dubai recorded nearly 23.7 million passenger arrivals last year - marking an 89 per cent increase compared to 2021.

Of these, more than 21.8 million travellers arrived at Dubai's airports, another 1.6 million via the Hatta Border Crossing, and the rest via sea ports.

On New Year's Eve alone, Dubai welcomed over 107,00 passengers - with more than 95,000 arriving through its airports, 6,527 via the Hatta Border Crossing, and 5,010 people via sea ports.

In 2021, the emirate received 12,025,468 passengers through airports, 399,083 through Hatta Border Crossing, and 83,700 through sea ports.

According to a recent report by the UK-based market research firm Euromonitor, Dubai Airports have established themselves as one of the busiest in the world, ranking second globally in the Top 100 City Destinations Index 2022 for speed of service and completion of procedures for passengers.

Dubai Airports also ranked first regionally and internationally in the Airports Council International (ACI) report 2022 and maintained their leading position in the global competition indices, coming first in the Legatum Prosperity Index in tolerance towards foreigners.

Lieutenant General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA Dubai, said that the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things has allowed Dubai Airports to deliver exceptional digital services and a superior travel experience to visitors, solidifying Dubai's reputation as a top destination for tourism, business and lifestyle.

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