Dubai welcomed 5.1 million visitors in the first four months of 2022, as the emirate continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This was more than a threefold increase compared with the same period in 2021, when the emirate welcomed 1.67 million overnight visitors.
Hotel occupancy in the emirate stood at 76 per cent during the period, the Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.
The easing up of pandemic restrictions worldwide and the hosting of Dubai Expo 2020 led to a sharp rise in tourist arrivals this year.
In the first quarter, the emirate welcomed 3.97 million international overnight visitors, up 214 per cent annually, according to data from Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.
The emirate was also ranked first worldwide in terms of hotel occupancy rates during the first…