Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that the number of international visitors during the first half of this year, where the emirate received about 8.36 million visitors overnight, a growth of more than 3% compared to the same period last year, reflecting the key role of the sector Tourism in achieving the economic growth of the emirate in general, through its significant contribution in boosting the GDP during 2020, as the most important economic tributaries of the emirate and thus consolidate the status of Dubai as the most visited cities in the world.
Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The tourism sector is one of the main pillars of the growth and diversification of economic resources in Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has an ambitious vision, which is why our priorities have always been to enhance the utilization of opportunities, empower the sector and develop its capabilities so that it can contribute effectively to GDP and sustainably. The data recorded during the first half of this year is a major catalyst for us and is a strong indicator of the success of our strategy to diversify the target markets and keep pace with the aspirations of visitors through a wide network of relationships and partnerships in various countries of the world, as well as partners from the government sector in Dubai. ".