Abu Dhabi attracts record visitor numbers in 2019


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.

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