Indians have emerged as the top overseas travellers to Dubai for the period between January and September 2018. This has been revealed by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. Around 1.469 million Indian travellers arrived at Dubai in the first 9 months of 2018.
Indians who have US Visas on their passports or who have Green Card holders are now offered Visa-on-arrival or VOA by UAE. The VOA has a validity of 14 days and is renewable for the same period at the same cost. The only requirement is that the passport and the Green Card or US Visa must have minimum 6 months validity.
The insights into the other overseas travellers who made it to the top 10 ranking list have also been revealed by DCTM. This is for the January-September period in 2018, as quoted by the Gulf Business.
The number of Russian travellers increased by 60% from 280,000 to 460,000 in the same period in 2018. However, they made only to the top 7th place just after the US. The increase in the number of Chinese travellers was 12% reaching 641, 000 from 573, 000. The numbers of German travellers to the UAE increased by 15%.
The second highest overseas travellers arriving in Dubai were from Saudi Arabia as 1.225 million arrived from this neighbouring nation. 2 other nations of GCC made it to the top 10 list. Oman was at the 5th position while Kuwait was at the 10th rank. The third place was secured by the UK with 866,000 travellers from the nation arriving at the UAE.
Below are the top 10 overseas travellers visiting Dubai between January-September 2018:
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