During the first three months of this year, 126 thousand tourists have arrived Dubai from Russia, which is 106% more than in the same period of the last year. The Russians took the first place in the growth dynamics of the tourist flow. They are followed by citizens of China, who showed 64% growth. According to the report of the Department of Tourism and Trade of Dubai Emirate, in general, the number of nights of foreign tourists in Dubai grew by 11% in the first quarter of the year in comparison with the same period of a year ago, reaching 4.57 million people. The report of the department indicates that among the TOP-20 countries, that provide the main flow of incoming tourism to Dubai, Russia showed an increase of 106% in the first quarter 2017 against the first quarter of the last year, sent to the Emirate 126 thousand tourists. Such growth, according to the authorities of Dubai Emirate, was achieved thanks to the simplification of the visa regime. Thus, in the ranking of the countries that sent the largest number of tourists to Dubai, Russia took the 11-th place.
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.