Dubai has become the first city in the Middle East to become the world’s number one tourism destination, according to the tourism ministry.
Dubai has hit a record of 1.8 million visits to the country in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 7.6 million set in 2014.
The city has been the destination for more than 300 million tourists since it opened to the public in 2005, with the total number of foreign visitors now reaching 1.2 billion, according the ministry.
The tourism ministry expects to hit the 1 million mark for the first time this year, surpass the 1.5 million mark set in 2013.
Dubah’s record of more than 1.4 million visitors in 2017 is more than double the 1,000,000 tourists recorded in 2013, according Tourism Dubai.
In January, Dubai became the first Arab country to open its first major tourist destination to the outside world.
Dubai is a city with a rich history and culture, with many of its landmarks still visible from Dubai Airport.
Dubay is one of the most visited destinations in the world, with more than 30 million visitors from around the world visiting the city in 2017.
The tourism ministry estimates that nearly 5 million people visited the city last year.
Dubais economy is growing at an impressive pace, with annual gross domestic product (GDP) at 4.9 percent and the unemployment rate falling to 5.4 percent.
The number of jobs created in the tourism industry rose by almost 7,000 to 2,927, according data from the Ministry of Tourism.