Dubai visitors up 7.5% to more than 14 million

More than 14.2 million people visited Dubai in 2015, up 7.5 percent from the previous year, with Indians, Saudis and Britons topping the list.

The rise came despite slowing economic growth in many markets and a strong exchange rate of the Gulf state’s dollar-pegged dirham against the euro and other currencies, Dubai Tourism authority said.

‘2015 was volatile for travel globally, as we have all witnessed a range of disruptive factors, ranging from slackening economic growth in Asian and European markets to currency fluctuations across the world,’ said Dubai Tourism chief Saeed Almarri in a statement.

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