Dubai 'leads UAE tourism surge'

03/04/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai 'leads UAE tourism surge'
As more exciting property in the UAE is developed, further pushing the boundaries of modern architecture, the Dubai tourism market is growing from strength to strength.According to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), new figures have shown the industry's performance - in terms of bringing visitors to this small corner of the Middle East in the first three quarters of 2011 - have been impressive.It is Dubai that is leading this success - and the emirate has now been considered a mainstream destination for overseas travellers for over a decade now.From January to September 2011, 6.64 million guests stayed at hotels in the city, which is up 11 per cent on 2010, while guest nights climbed 26 per cent to 23.9 million."The impressive gains made during the January-September period last year reflect the inspiring public-private sector partnership to tap the tourism potential of Dubai," Khalid a bin Sulayem, DTCM director general, said.