Data from hotel booking site Trivago identifies Dubai as the most popular overseas destination for holidaymakers in July and August this year.
Spain remains the top country for foreign holidays according to the report with Benidorm and Barcelona taking 2nd and 3rd place in the Trivago charts, but in terms of single destinations – Dubai holds pole position.
The Emirate has been working hard to develop its tourism infrastructure ahead of hosting the World Expo in 2020, with tremendous success. 2014 saw more than 5.8 million guests staying in Dubai’s hotels during the first six months of the year, marking the busiest six months for the sector ever.
A similar if not even better performance is expected this year and Dubai together with the wider UAE remain committed to demonstrating the emirate’s popularity among tourists as a world-class destination for both leisure and business.
During the course of 2015, Dubai is expected to attract more than 15 million visitors with a target of more than 20 million by 2020. The Emirate holds a great deal of appeal to both business and leisure travellers, largely due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.
From Dubai, one-third of the world is just 4 hours flying-time away and the Emirate’s international airport is ranked second in the world for international passenger traffic. More than 7,000 weekly flights and 125 airlines reach 260 destinations daily from Dubai International Airport. Dubai’s tourism figures will be boosted further when the new Al Maktoum International Airport opens in Jebel Ali with a capacity to handle 160 million passengers once fully operational.
Dubai has a lot going for it as a tourist destination which is something that Brits are fast catching on to. Known as a global hotspot for leisure and recreation, Dubai has an enormous variety of attractions for holidaymakers to enjoy, stemming from more than 200 nationalities living in the Emirate, creating a wide mix of cultural experiences.
Source:: Property show rooms