Abu Dhabi welcomed a record-breaking 11.3 million international tourists last year.
According to the Department of Culture and Tourism, more than 2.8 million of them were overnight visitors and the rest were day-trippers.
Meanwhile, guest numbers (5.1 million) at the emirate’s hotels were up 2.1 per cent and overall revenues (AED 5.8 billion) increased by 6.6 per cent.
India, China, the UK and the US remained the top four international source markets for hotel guests, with Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and Bahrain the fastest growing markets between 2017 and 2019.
The figures were boosted by a string of large events and concerts in the capital.
Figures collated by @dctabudhabi have revealed that 11.35m international visitors came to #AbuDhabi in 2019, a 10.5% increase on 2018. Hotel figures showed 5.1m guests during 2019, with total revenues up an impressive 6.6% to AED 5.8 billion pic.twitter.com/q5SfVzY0QG— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) February 23, 2020