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Centrally located on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of seven desert states or emirates: Abu Dhabi; Dubai; Sharjah; Ajman; Umm al-Quwain; Ras al-Khaimah; and Fujairah. The UAE is the regional business hub of the Middle East, and mostly man-made attractions form the basis of its leisure tourism product. It offers uber-modern luxury with a high standard of service, blended with an exotic touch of Arabian culture and year-round sunshine.

This report is produced by one of a global network of industry analysts, who provide market-based information as well as detailed, insightful and localised interpretation of the facts and figures.

Each profile contains information on:

  • Tourist arrivals - overnights and expenditure
  • Purpose of visit - business, leisure or VFR
  • Accommodation supply - operating performance
  • Tourism policy - management
  • Transport - access and infrastructure
  • Tourism funding - promotion and future development

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. United Arab Emirates

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Tourism and the Economy

                    • Figure 1: Tourism expenditure in the UAE, 2004-08
                • Arrivals

                  • International
                    • Figure 2: Tourist arrivals in the UAE, 2005-09
                    • Figure 3: Arrivals to the UAE by region, 2004 and 2009
                    • Figure 4: Hotel establishment guests, by region in Dubai, 2007-09
                    • Figure 5: Top 15 tourism hotel guests in Dubai, by nationality, 2007-09
                  • Abu Dhabi
                    • Figure 6: Year-on-year comparisons of hotel guests in Abu Dhabi, 2008-09
                    • Figure 7: Top 12 hotel establishment guests to Abu Dhabi, 2009
                  • Other emirates
                    • Ajman
                      • Fujairah
                        • Sharjah
                          • Domestic
                          • Market Characteristics

                            • International
                              • Purpose of visit
                                • Seasonality
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Other market characteristics
                                      • Domestic
                                        • Purpose of visit
                                          • Seasonality
                                            • Length of stay
                                            • Transport

                                                • Air
                                                  • Figure 8: Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, 2000-09
                                                • Etihad Airways
                                                  • Emirates
                                                    • Road
                                                      • Rail
                                                        • Sea
                                                        • Accommodation

                                                            • Figure 9: Hotel performance in UAE, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, 2008-09*
                                                            • Figure 10: Hotels and hotel performance in Dubai, 2007-09
                                                            • Figure 11: Hotels In Dubai by group, 2008
                                                            • Figure 12: Beach and city hotels, four- and five-star, Dubai, 2008
                                                          • Abu Dhabi
                                                            • Figure 13: Hotel overnights in Abu Dhabi, 2008-09
                                                          • Other emirates
                                                            • Ajman
                                                              • Fujairah
                                                                • Figure 14: Tourism indicators in Fujairah, 2007-09
                                                              • Ras al-Khaimah
                                                                • Sharjah
                                                                  • Umm al-Quwain
                                                                  • Tourism News

                                                                    • What Next?

                                                                      • Index to Travel & Tourism Analyst

                                                                          • Index grouped by geographic area
                                                                          • Index to TTI Destination Reports

                                                                            • Country reports
                                                                            • Special Reports Index

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                                                                              • The Consumer

                                                                                What They Want. Why They Want It.

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                                                                                Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                              • The Market

                                                                                Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

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                                                                              • The Opportunities

                                                                                Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                              • The Trends

                                                                                What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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