DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, August 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
Figures show an 11.1 per cent increase in visitor numbers, on track to achieve Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 of 20 million tourists annually
Hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rise 18.6 per cent to AED 11.6 billion
More than 5.5 million tourists visited Dubai in the first half of 2013, representing an 11.1 per cent year-on-year increase, indicating that Dubai is on the way to achieving its Tourism Vision for 2020. The first half visitor number results, released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) today, show increases across all key indicators, including hotel establishment guests, hotel and hotel apartment revenues, room occupancy and average length of stay.
Announced earlier this year under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler
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