UAE to welcome 3 million additional visitors during Expo 2020 Dubai

New research suggests the UAE is set for a tourism boon later this year

UAE to welcome 3 million additional visitors during Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai is getting ready for an influx of tourists over the 2020-2021 winter season, as Expo 2020 Dubai nears and the world flocks to the emirate for what’s set to be the city’s biggest-ever event.

The Arabian Travel Market, an event which is set to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre in April, has revealed the number of additional tourists set to arrive in Dubai during Expo 2020 Dubai is currently estimated at 3 million – according to new research revealed by the event.

That number sits on top of the millions of visitors attracted to Dubai every year already, which in 2019 rose another five percent to nearly 17 million.

The latest numbers, from Colliers International, revealed that India, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, UK and Pakistan are among the countries likely to be contributing the largest number of tourists to the UAE during Expo 2020 Dubai.

Indian visitors will increase by 770,000 between 2020 and 2021, visitors from Saudi Arabia will grow by 240,000, the UK and Philippines by 150,000 and visitors from Pakistan will grow by 140,000.

Meanwhile, work on the site grows ever-closer to completion, with the central pavilion, Al Wasl Plaza, being completed last week – read all about it here.

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