(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai welcomed 275675 visitors from china an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2012 and the market remains a key focus for dtcm.
dubai has ranked in the top three most popular destinations amongst high-net-worth chinese travellers rising from eighth place in 2013 to third place in 2014.
the findings were published in a research study conducted by the hurun report in association with iltm asia and the chinese luxury traveller 2014 which also detailed that 10 per cent of those surveyed named dubai as a must visit destination in the next three years and placed the uae within the top 10 most popular countries for shopping.
in 2013 china was one of the top 10 source markets for visitors to dubai. the emirate welcomed 275675 visitors from china an increase of 11 per cent compared to 2012 and the market remains a key focus for dubai’s department of turism and commerce marketing (dtcm).
issam kazim ceo of the dubai corporation for tourism and commerce marketing said: “the continual increase in guests from china can be attributed both to the emerging middle-class and increasing propensity for people from china to travel overseas and to the focus of dtcm and our partners on growing this high potential market.”
kazim added: “with sight-seeing and shopping high on the agendas of chinese leisure travellers dubai is an ideal destination; while for business travellers through its superior business offering the emirate provides access to the wider middle east north africa south asia region and also to the markets of africa and south america. dubai also offers the largest chinese trading hub outside of china – dragonmart with plans for expansion currently underway.”