TRAVEL Chinese fuel Abu Dhabi tourism boom, 192,500 visit in first five months

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Chinese fuel Abu Dhabi tourism boom, 192,500 visit in first five months

Xinhua-Global Times

17:26, July 04, 2018

During the first five months of this year, 192,500 travelers from China flocked to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more visitors than from any other country, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday, citing the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).

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The total number of overnight hotel guests hit 2.1 million in the period from January to May, posting an increase of 4.9 percent year-on-year, the report said. 

Chinese visitors recorded a 19.9-percent increase. 

India ranked after China with 119,900 tourists, up 22.2 percent, while Germany recorded a 20-percent increase with 71,300 Germans traveling to Abu Dhabi.

The UAE capital is home to popular tourist sites such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace Hotel and the leisure hotspot Ferrari World on Yas Island. 

Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, "The figures are very encouraging, and demonstrate steady growth." 

On the outlook, Ghobash pointed out that with Warner Bros World, Abu Dhabi will open the doors to another family fun park on July 25, along with a new five-star hotel.


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