Dubai received 3.97 million visitors from all over the world between January and March 2022.
With this number, Dubai achieved an increase of more than 214% compared to the same period of 2021, in which it registered 1.27 million visitors, which confirms the position of the emirate as a favorite destination for international visitors, as it managed to increase confidence of passengers. in it as a safe destination by implementing preventive measures.To guarantee the health and safety of its guests.
Dubai topped the list of the world’s best travel destinations for 2022, according to Trip Advisor, and the average hotel occupancy rate during the first quarter of this year reached 82%, surpassing its counterpart in destinations key on the global tourism map. and within one month March 2022 Dubai welcomed 1.78 million international visitors, an increase of 11% compared to 1.61 million visitors in March 2019.
Dubai hotels achieved tremendous growth during the first quarter of 2022, with the average daily room rate reached (649 dirhams), the length of stay of guests (4.3 nights) and the number of reserved “beret” nights (10.22 million nights) . compared to the figures recorded in the same period of 2019 which is 498 dirhams for the average daily room rate, 3.5 nights for the length of stay of guests and 8.63 million for the number of reserved nights.
Factors such as continuous domestic and international investment in this sector contributed to the increase in the number of hotel rooms, with an increase of 8% in the number of hotel facilities and 10% in the number of rooms compared to the same period of 2021 Visitors to Dubai can now choose from a total of 769 A hotel facilities and 140,192 hotel rooms, compared to 716 hotel facilities and 117,434 rooms during the first quarter of 2019 before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The capital of the culinary arts
Dubai occupies a globally advanced position as one of the distinguished entities in the field of “food tourism”, after winning first place in the category “City Lovers” and fourth in the category “Food Lovers” at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022 , an achievement that reflects Dubai’s attractiveness.In this area, it was able to enhance its position as the global culinary arts capital, particularly with the announcement of its merger with the Michelin Guide family and the announcement of the brand’s arrival in the city “Gault & Millau”, a leading specialist in luxury dining experiences in the city.
In addition, 16 Dubai restaurants managed to reserve their places in the list of 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, while Dubai hosts more than 12,000 restaurants and cafes, bringing together the magnificent international scene of food and drink of the city, inspired by the cultures of more than 200 different nationalities.
The ninth edition of the Dubai Food Festival was held in Dubai from 2 to 15 May, organized by the Dubai Festival and Retail Corporation, one of the institutions of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, to celebrate Dubai’s global position as the capital of culinary arts in the region, with a display of the most delicious food and dishes from around the world, where the festival brought together gourmets on an extraordinary journey to test the great diversity of culinary arts in the city, which offers the most delicious international cuisines as well as what is famous for its authentic and unique Emirati cuisine.
International sporting events
In the context of Dubai’s distinctive position in the world of sports, and its ability to host and host major international tournaments and the most powerful international competitions, Dubai has hosted many major sporting events, particularly the 2021 Cricket Finals. World Cup in its seventh edition, with the participation of 16 teams from different continents.
Dubai’s sports calendar is filled throughout the year with many international tournaments awaiting sports fans around the world, which contribute to increasing the number of international visitors: the Dubai World Cup, which is one of the most expensive horse races worldwide the world and its main. the prize reaches $ 12 million, while the event attracts the strongest horses, the most important owners, the most capable riders and trainers from around the world.
Among the major tournaments organized in Dubai are the “Dubai Desert Classic Championship”, which attracts the biggest golf stars from around the world, and the “Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships”, in which the Russian Andrei Rublev, second and seventh . in the world, won the Cup of its thirtieth session, which was held last February.
The exhibition heads the stage
Expo 2020 Dubai topped the tourism scene in Dubai with its launch from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, as part of the largest session in the history of the Ancient World Fair, which dates back to 1851 and is the first. that each participating country is allowed to have its own pavilion, with the participation of 192 states, where the event in a period of 182 days attracted 24 million 102 thousand 967 visits.
On the other hand, “Dubai International Airport” has maintained the first position as the busiest international airport in the world for the eighth consecutive year, after receiving 29.1 million passengers during 2021. Air traffic during the last quarter of the year. While preliminary forecasts show that the annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport is expected to reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022.