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June 14, 2022updated 23 Jun 2022 8:37am

The five fastest growing tourism destinations in the Middle East in 2022

By Carmen

Verdict predicts top five fastest growing tourist destinations in the Middle East in 2022 based on estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Saudi Arabia: Year-on-year growth (414.2%)

A year-on-year growth of 414.2% in international arrivals in 2022 is expected to make Saudi Arabia the fastest growing destination in the Middle East, forecasts GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Kuwait, Pakistan and India are expected to be the largest source markets for Saudi Arabia in 2022.

2. Bahrain: Year-on-year growth (165.1%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Bahrain will be the second fastest growing destination in the Middle East, recording a year-on-year growth of 165.1% in international arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Saudi Arabia, India and Kuwait will be the largest source markets for Bahrain in 2022.

3. Jordan: Year-on-year growth (163.7%)

GlobalData forecasts that Jordan will see a year-on-year growth of 163.7% in international arrivals in 2022, making it the third fastest growing destination in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Territory, Occupied and Iraq are forecast to be the largest source markets in 2022.

4. Qatar: Year-on-year growth (162.1%)

International arrivals to Qatar are expected to grow by 162.1% year-on-year in 2022, making it the fourth fastest growing destination in the Middle East, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. GlobalData, further, predicts that Saudi Arabia, India and Bahrain will be the largest source markets for Qatar in 2022.

5. Yemen: Year-on-year growth (162.1%)

GlobalData forecasts that Yemen will be the fifth fastest growing destination in the Middle East with international arrivals projected to grow at 162.1% year-on-year in 2022. According to GlobalData’s traveler demands & flows database, Ethiopia, Egypt and Djibouti are forecast to be the largest source markets for Yemen in 2022.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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