Dubai Sustains Tourism Growth Momentum: Welcomes 5.18 Million International Overnight Visitors in Q1 2024

09 May 2024
Dubai Sustains Tourism Growth Momentum: Welcomes 5.18 Million International Overnight Visitors in Q1 2024

Surging Arrival Numbers
Dubai saw an impressive 11% increase in international overnight visitors during Q1 2024, totaling 5.18 million arrivals. Data from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism at the 31st Arabian Travel Market unveiled this growth trend.

Building on 2023’s Success
Following a landmark 2023, where Dubai welcomed a record-breaking 17.15 million international visitors, the city’s tourism sector maintains momentum. This growth reflects the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and aligns with the ambitious objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33.

Expressing Confidence in Future Performance
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum expressed confidence in Dubai’s tourism prospects for the year. He highlighted the first-quarter figures as indicative of another exceptional performance, emphasizing alignment with Sheikh Mohammed’s vision and the Dubai Economic Agenda’s objectives.

Commending Dubai’s Success
Praising Dubai’s achievement, Sheikh Hamdan emphasized the integral role of Sheikh Mohammed’s visionary blueprint. He noted Dubai’s comprehensive approach, blending effective promotion with substantial investments in world-class infrastructure and strategic partnerships.

Global Recognition and Industry Events
Dubai’s tourism success extends beyond visitor numbers, earning global accolades such as being named the No.1 global destination for the third consecutive year. This surge is fueled by comprehensive strategies across vital tourism pillars, complemented by major industry events and new hotel openings.

Commitment to Long-Term Goals
Under Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership, Dubai remains committed to its long-term goals outlined in the D33 Agenda. Initiatives promoting sustainability, entrepreneurship, and vocational training underscore Dubai’s dedication to holistic development.

Positioning as a Global Leisure Hub
Dubai’s status as a global leisure hub continues to thrive, supported by its diverse culinary scene, expanding cruise sector, and year-round calendar of events. Major attractions like Real Madrid World and flagship events such as the Dubai Food Festival enhance its appeal.

Economic Impact and Sustainability Efforts
Dubai’s tourism growth positively impacts its economy and sustainability efforts. The city’s commitment to reducing single-use plastic and marine conservation initiatives underscores its dedication to responsible tourism practices.

Continued Collaboration for Growth
Dubai’s success relies on collaboration between the public and private sectors. Strategic partnerships drive innovation and ensure Dubai remains a leading global destination for business and leisure travelers alike.