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Dubai Travel Records 2023

Dubai Records Highest Ever International Tourist Arrivals in 2023

Dubai welcomed a record-breaking 17.15 million international tourists in 2023, marking a significant 19.4% year-on-year growth over 2022’s 14.36 million arrivals. This figure also surpassed the previous record of 16.73 million visitors in 2019, signaling a robust return post-pandemic.

The city’s tourism industry’s exceptional performance in 2023 further solidified its position as the No.1 global destination for an unprecedented third consecutive year in the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024. Dubai is the first city to achieve this remarkable feat.

Dubai’s continued recognition as the world’s favorite destination is attributed to its vibrant and diverse offerings, including an array of luxury and affordable hotels and restaurants, and a variety of experiences and cultural sites that honor the emirate’s heritage. Catering to travelers of all budgets and preferences, Dubai’s year-round calendar of business, leisure, and sporting events continues to attract visitors from around the world.

In addition to winning the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Dubai received accolades across various categories, offering residents and visitors a mix of opportunities and world-class amenities in a vibrant, safe, and dynamic setting.

Dubai was ranked as one of the safest cities globally, securing the No.5 spot on the Safety Index by City 2024 report by cost-of-living database Numbeo. The city was also recognized as the No.1 city in the world to relocate to in 2023, according to a report by financial services provider Remitly, highlighting its appeal for individuals seeking new opportunities and a high quality of life. Additionally, property consultancy Savills identified Dubai as the best city in the world for remote workers, underscoring its conducive environment for professionals embracing the virtual working lifestyle.

Dubai’s status as a thriving global hub was further underscored by Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Index 2023, naming it the world’s No.2 city destination. The city’s inclusion in the top 10 cities in the Global Power City Index, as reported by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan, further solidified its position as a key player on the global stage.