Tourism is one of the leaders of Dubai’s economic recovery.

Tourism is one of the leaders of Dubai’s economic recovery, as figures from the Oxford Business Group suggest more and more people are taking flights to Dubai.

The industry has posted strong numbers so far this year, with arrivals, room occupancy and time of stay totals increasing on 2011 figures.

Data issued by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing at the beginning of October showed more than five million guests took cheap flights to Dubai in the first six months of the year.

Standard Chartered analyst Shady Shaher recently suggested that the tourism sector is benefitting from the emirate’s stability.

It is thought that next year could see more measured growth for the hospitality component of the tourism industry.

Chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group Gerald Lawless told the news provider that this year, the number of hotel rooms in the market has increased by 8.3 per cent to 58,750 rooms.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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