Emirates restores the tourism sector to its pre-pandemic levels.

Synopsis: In the first half of 2022, tourism in UAE brought in 19 billion Dirhams (€5.15 billion) for the country. According to Emirati Vice President Bin Rashed, it is a strong sign that, the country’s tourism industry is successfully rebounded from the pandemic.

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Emirates restores the tourism sector to its pre-pandemic levels.

According to Emirati Vice President Mohamed bin Rashed, Emirates (UAE) today announced a quick rebound of its tourism industry following the pandemic, with sales reaching €5 billion in the first half of 2022.

UAE is a popular tourist destination in the Middle East region, and recently, the government launched 5- year multiple tourist visa plan to boost tourism in the country. 

After a meeting of the Council of Ministers, Bin Rashed posted on his official Twitter account, “UAE has been the fastest to overcome the effects of the pandemic.” The tourism revenue of the country is more than 19 billion dirhams (€5.15 billion) in the first half of this year.”

In addition, he noted that total hotel reservations increased by an estimated 42% to 12 million during the same time period. He expressed optimism for a “even stronger recovery in tourism with the upcoming winter season,” which is the best time of year for travel to the UAE due to the mild temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius, as opposed to more than 45 degrees in the summer.

According to Bin Rashed, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, “The UAE’s foreign commerce “exceeded one trillion dirhams (271.1 billion euros), up from 840 billion (227.7 billion euros) before the pandemic, with an economic growth of 22% throughout 2022,”

He emphasizes the fact that “our indicators today are stronger than our indicators before the pandemic, our economic growth is faster, and our tourism sector, trade, and development sectors are larger than before the pandemic.”

The UAE is one of the biggest oil exporters in the world, but it also has one of the most advanced infrastructures among Arab nations, making it a popular tourist and business destination in the Gulf region.

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