Dubai sees major surge in tourists

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Dubai welcomed 10 million international tourists in the first 9 months of 2022, compared to 3.85 million visitors during the same period last year.

That's a growth of around 163 per cent, according to data from the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET).

The GCC (23 per cent) was the top source region in the past nine months, followed by Western Europe (20 per cent), South Asia (17 per cent) and MENA (12 per cent).

Among the top countries, India led with 1.24 million visitors, followed by Oman (1.05 million), Saudi Arabia (907,000), the UK (720,000) and Russia (454,000).

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