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“If you look at what’s happened to airlines, clothing, to supermarket building, it is splitting across most markets between the top end and the budget sector, with the mid-market getting squeezed and I think exactly the same thing will take place in the Middle East. I genuinely think that the super-budget and budget sector will grow more quickly than other sectors of the market.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How does Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry differentiate itself from that of Dubai?
  • How has the UAE diversified its economy?
  • Why does the Philippines rank among the top sources of inbound travel to Abu Dhabi?
  • What factors played into the creation of Dubai as a leading aviation hub?
  • What steps has Dubai taken to counter traffic gridlock?

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. United Arab Emirates: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Dubai
                • Abu Dhabi
                  • Tourism and the other emirates
                    • Sharjah
                      • Ajman
                        • Umm al-Quwain
                          • Ras al-Khaimah
                            • Fujairah
                            • Tourism and the Economy

                                • The impact of tourism on employment and GDP
                                  • Figure 1: Direct contribution of the travel & tourism economy on employment & GDP, 2012-16
                                • International tourism revenues
                                  • Figure 2: International tourism revenues, 2011-15
                              • Arrivals

                                • International
                                  • Figure 3: International tourist arrivals in the Middle East, 2011-15
                                • Top ten source markets for Dubai
                                  • Figure 4: Top 10 source markets for international tourist arrivals to Dubai, 2014-15
                                • International arrivals in Abu Dhabi
                                  • Abu Dhabi targets tourists from China
                                    • Domestic
                                      • Domestic spending
                                      • Market Characteristics

                                        • International
                                          • Purpose of visit
                                            • Seasonality
                                              • Figure 5: Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport by month, showing seasonality, 2011-15
                                            • Length of stay
                                              • Domestic
                                                • Purpose of visit
                                                  • Seasonality
                                                    • Length of stay
                                                    • Transport

                                                      • Air
                                                        • Figure 6: Top 10 airports in the world by passenger traffic, 2015
                                                      • The airports
                                                        • Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport
                                                          • Abu Dhabi International Airport
                                                            • The airlines
                                                              • Emirates
                                                                • Etihad Airways
                                                                  • Other UAE-based airlines
                                                                    • Road/rail
                                                                      • A national railway is underway
                                                                        • Sea
                                                                        • Accommodation

                                                                          • Overview
                                                                            • The growth in cheaper accommodation
                                                                              • Abu Dhabi
                                                                                • Dubai
                                                                                  • Figure 7: Tourist accommodations in Dubai, showing number of hotels, rooms & occupancy rates, comparing 2011 with 2015
                                                                                  • Figure 8: Hotel inventory in Dubai by standard of accommodation, showing average occupancy rates, 2015
                                                                                • The MICE market
                                                                                • Tourism News

                                                                                    • Marketing Dubai
                                                                                      • Marketing Abu Dhabi
                                                                                        • Other tourism authorities in the UAE
                                                                                        • What Next?

                                                                                          • Index to Travel & Tourism Analyst

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

                                                                                                • Country reports
                                                                                                • Special Reports Index

                                                                                                  About the report

                                                                                                  This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                  • The Consumer

                                                                                                    What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                  • The Competitors

                                                                                                    Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                  • The Market

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

                                                                                                  • The Innovations

                                                                                                    New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                  • The Opportunities

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

                                                                                                  • The Trends

                                                                                                    What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                  Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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