UAE tourism overviewThe United Arab Emirates has already established itself as a leading tourist destination in the Middle Eastern region, exceeding 25 million international tourist arrivals at its peak in 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak. In the United Arab Emirates, the tourism and hospitality sector has established itself as a significant source of employment. The travel and tourism industry will be responsible for nearly 400 thousand employments by 2028.
One of the main development focus areas for the travel and tourism industry in the United Arab Emirates is the hotel sector. Specifically, the emirate of Dubai is known for its luxury hotels, upscale buildings, and resorts. It is home to more than 35 percent of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s luxury hotel supply.