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March 14, 2022

The five fastest growing tourism destinations in the Middle East in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict predicts top five fastest growing tourist destinations in the Middle East in 2021 based on estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. The UAE-year-on-year growth (22.6%)

A year-on-year growth of 22.6% in international arrivals in 2021 is expected to make UAE the fastest growing destination in the Middle East, forecasts GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia are expected to be the largest source markets for UAE in 2021.

2. Saudi Arabia-year-on-year growth (-39%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Saudi Arabia will be the second fastest growing source market in the Middle East, recording a year-on-year growth of -39% in international arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Pakistan, Kuwait and Indonesia will be the largest source markets for Saudi Arabia in 2021.

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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