Over 54 million people flocked to the Dubai Mall in 2011 to make it the most visited leisure destination in the world! According to a study by Emaar, the figures mark a growth of 35% on 2010. The amount of visitors was more than the number of tourists to New York City in 2011, which was reported to be 50.2 million. It is a huge achievement for Dubai, which is a relatively young city by global comparisons. With tourism in the emirate positively thriving, investors in the hotel, retail and leisure industry can continue to count the profits. Watch this space for updates on how 2012 is progressing!