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Robust GCC tourism growth defies slowdown in wider MENA region

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Tourism in the GCC has maintained robust growth in 2023, led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, despite regional tensions impacting Q4 numbers for the wider MENA region.

The outbreak of the Israel–Gaza conflict in October caused a ripple effect in the MENA region, triggering a slowdown in tourism for several neighbouring countries, especially Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.

Yet the picture has been different for the GCC, with popular destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah maintaining their growth trajectories.

New data released…

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