Visitor numbers from Ireland are up 12% in direct comparison to the same period in 2012. A total of 11,033 guests in stayed in Dubai in quarter one of 2012 versus 12,373 over the same period in 2013 highlighting that Dubai continues to be a holiday hotspot for Irish visitors.
Visitors increased by 26% in January 2013 verses January 2012 and there has been an increase of 24% in the midmarket three star hotels affirming that Dubai is both a desirable and affordable destination. The average stay this quarter in Dubai for an Irish visitor is 4.4 nights, the perfect duration to see all the sights and experience the Emirati hospitality. Dubai is currently served by a daily flight from Dublin with Emirates. Ian Scott, UK & Ireland Director, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, commented: “The first quarter of 2013 has seen a continued rise in visitor
numbers cementing Dubai’s popularity within the Irish market. 2013 promises to be another exceptional year for growth with a number of hotels having already opened since the start of the year including the worlds tallest hotel; JW Marriott Marquis and several more landmark properties due for completion, making the destination even more accessible to the Irish consumer.”