In the first quarter of 2018 the flow of tourists from Russia to Dubai is 106% more than last year. Now Russia is on the fourth line in the list of incoming countries to this emirate. Such statistics was provided by the Department of Tourism and Tourism Marketing of Dubai. Russian tour operators confirm the increased demand - not only for Dubai, but for the entire direction as a whole. In their opinion, the Russian tourists willingly go to the UAE especially after the abolition of visas. A key role here was played by a noticeable increase of the number of flights. "Flydubai flies almost from all regions of Russia, Air Arabia significantly increased transportation, Emirates airline put into operation large aircraft. Now we have a lot both economical and expensive transportation", - commented Anatoly Garkushin, CEO of Pantheon tour operator. The number of charter flights has also increased. As a result - prices for tours have decreased significantly. The cost of a week tour to Dubai from Moscow in late May starts from 44 thousand Rubles (601 Euro) for two persons.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.