According to GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Tourism Source Market Insight: India’, revealed that a combination of the UAE’s world class shopping facilities, single digit flight schedules and similar cultural traditions will continue to spur international travel from India to the Middle East.
Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst, GlobalData, commented: “The emirate’s such as Dubai act as a home away from home for the Indian source market. Several varieties of Indian food and a wide range of activities such as sports, night-clubbing and heritage tours help to attract different age segments within the Indian source market to the UAE.”
The popularity of the UAE has had a positive impact on its surrounding nations. From the current year to 2023, visitation numbers from India to Saudi Arabia are also predicted to grow at a CAGR of 5,4 percent, with inbound flows growing from 1,8 million to 2,2 million.
Similar to the UAE, Saudi Arabia is accessible to Indians through budget airlines such as IndiGO at affordable prices.