Officials from the hospitality group believe that this surge also has to do with the increase in weekly flights between India and UAE, coupled with the visa on arrival status for Chinese tourists.
“Back in India, this is the time when families plan their yearly vacations and several Indians are in the midst of travelling abroad. UAE has now become one of the most sought after destinations due to its close proximity to India. The country offers something to all travellers,” Oyo’s Manu Midha, regional head, Middle East, OYO Hotels & Homes, said explaining why the region is popular with Indian tourists.In 2018, Dubai received close to 16.7 million visitors from around the world, according to the Euromonitor international report.
“OYO is working closely with asset owners across UAE to accommodate this burgeoning demand. Dubai is set to attract 25 million visitors by 2025, and these visitors will comprise a mix of trade and leisure visitors. With close to 190 nations signed up for the multi-billion dollar EXPO, we are confident that we will be able to support the inbound trade visitors,” Midha added.