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June 14, 2022updated 22 Jun 2022 10:54am

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. The UAE – 17.2 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that UAE will welcome 17.2 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 – 12.6 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Saudi Arabia will be the second most popular destination in the Middle East, welcoming 12.6 million arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Kuwait, Pakistan and India will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2022.

3. Kuwait – 5.7 million arrivals

Expected to welcome 5.7 million international arrivals in 2022, Kuwait will be the third most popular destination in the Middle East, according to GlobalData. Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt are forecast to be the largest source markets for Kuwait in 2022.

4. Iran – 4.5 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Iran will be the fourth most popular destination in the Middle East, welcoming 4.5 million arrivals. Furthermore, GlobalData predicts that Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkey will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2022.

5. Jordan – 3 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Jordan will welcome 3 million international arrivals in 2022, making it the fifth most popular 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 for Jordan 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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