More numbers of global tourists are staying in the UAE for a longer time, which has been propelled by the 96-hour visa being offered to all air travellers passing through Dubai.
ForwardKeys, a travel industry intelligence company, in its latest report, said that the fastest growing group of tourists is increasing their stay period in the Emirates from six to eight nights.
The company said that people from the US, the UK and Kuwait accounted for the growth of short-stay as well as long-stay tourists to the UAE.
When compared to 2016, bookings in Dubai for a long stay increased by over 28 percent as tourists from the US and Europe are travelling more due to Easter and spring holidays. It is expected that Russian arrivals will also increase in late April and early May during Labour Day, spring holiday and Victory Day.
Olivier Jager, ForwardKeys CEO, was quoted by arabianbusiness.com as saying that these numbers show considerable progress in the attractiveness of UAE as a destination and its economy’s further potential improvement.
If you are looking to travel to the UAE, get in touch with Y-Axis, a prominent immigration consultancy company, to apply for a visa from one its offices.