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February 16, 2022updated 02 Mar 2022 9:17am

The five most visited tourism destinations in the Middle East in 2022

By Carmen

Verdict lists the projected top five tourist destinations in the Middle East in 2022, based on international arrivals according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. UAE – 26.7 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that UAE will welcome 26.7 million international arrivals in 2022, making it the most popular destination in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database India, Saudi Arabia and the UK are forecast to be the largest source markets for UAE in 2022.

2. Saudi Arabia – 14.5 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Saudi Arabia will be the second most popular destination in the Middle East, welcoming 14.5 million arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Pakistan, Kuwait and India will be the largest source markets for the destination in Saudi Arabia in 2022.

3. Kuwait – 10.7 million arrivals

Expected to welcome 10.7 million 2022, Kuwait, will be the third most popular destination in the Middle East, according to GlobalData. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and India are forecast to be the largest source markets for Kuwait in 2022.

4. Iran – 6 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Iran will be the fourth most popular destination in the Middle East, welcoming six million arrivals. Further, GlobalData predicts that Iraq, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2022.

5. Israel – 4.9 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Israel will welcome 4.9 million international arrivals in 2022, making it the fifth most popular destination in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, the US, France and Germany are forecast to be the largest source markets for Israel 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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