Visitor traffic almost doubled in Dubai in 2022

Visitor traffic almost doubled in Dubai in 2022

More than 23 million passengers arrived via road, sea and air

According to newly released data from the Dubai Media Office, visitor traffic in Dubai nearly doubled last year, with the number of travellers arriving through various ports reaching more than 23.5 million.

During the last 12 months, 23,672,468 passengers passed through the emirate marking an 89% increase in inbound traffic compared to the previous year.  

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The bulk of the traffic, totalling 21,817,022, passed through Dubai’s airports, while more than 1.6 million passengers arrived through the Hatta Border Crossing and 242,700 travellers entered via the emirate’s sea ports.

The emirate saw more than 107,082 visitors on 31 December 2022 alone, with 95,445 travellers passing through Dubai Airports, 6,527 arriving via Hatta Border Crossing and 5,010 arriving via marine ports. 

Dubai International was one of the busiest airports in the world last year and Dubai came second in Euromonitor’s Top 100 City Destinations Index 2022.

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