The countries display one after the other statistics statistics for the year 2017, the most recent of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
They were 4.875 million visitors in 2017, admiring the towers of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for an increase of 9.8%. The emirate authorities have set a target of reaching 8.5 million tourists in 3 years.
In 2017, growth affected all of the cities and regions of Abu Dhabi. At the top of the list of emitting countries is China. The Chinese came in numbers, and more numerous than in 2016, with an increase in the quota of + 60% (372,000 visitors). We then find India, and a few places behind France, which is the sending country in Europe, presented the strongest growth (+ 18%), for 76,355 French tourists.
Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of the Department of Culture and Tourism, commented "the rich variety of natural landscapes, cultural and historical sites, family entertainment and ambitious professional opportunities in Abu Dhabi will continue to stimulate this growth to reach 8.5 million visitors in 2021. We are naturally aware of the challenges that these figures represent and we do not lose sight of the importance of improving the performance of the emirate across a wider spectrum, including the length of stay and the occupancy rate of hotels".
Source : tourmag.com