55% More Russian Tourists Visit UAE in 2Q19

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has seen a 55% jump in the number of Russian tourists travelling to the Gulf country in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2018, Zawya reports.

New data released by U.S.-based travel technology firm Expedia Group shows the number of tourists from around the world visiting UAE has significantly increased, leading to continued growth in the hospitality sector across the Emirates.

Many Europeans, including Russians, are lured to experience the UAE’s world-renowned hotels, luxurious standard of living, famous restaurants, entertainment venues, attractions and entrepreneurial business opportunities that contribute to the region’s year-on-year growth in the hospitality sector.

Recent travel data show that Dubai has welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, including Russians, which saw a positive 3% in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year.

The data also predicts that Russian tourists travelling to the region will increase by 125 per cent to 2.1 million in 2023, with a projected additional 2.9 million room nights likely to be added through the coming five years, according to Expedia Group.