Dubai welcomed 1.78 million international visitors, up 11 percent over pre-pandemic visitation in March 2019. Expo 2022 Dubai, alongside a compelling portfolio of leisure and business events in the first three months of the year, drove the visitation.

The city, part of the United Arab Emirates, had 3.97 million international overnight visitors between January and March 2022, up from 1.27 million visitors for the corresponding period last year.

Dubai also ranked number 1 globally in hotel occupancy in the first quarter of 2022, at 82 percent, according to data from Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.

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