Travel in the United Arab Emirates
Euromonitor International
September 2021

List Of Contents And Tables

TRAVEL IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Travel in 2021
COVID-19 impact on travel
Company response to COVID-19 in 2021: Airlines and hotels
Impact of COVID-19 on online bookings and travel intermediaries in 2021
What next for travel?
CHART 1 Inbound Receipts: 2021-2026
CHART 2 Average Spend per Trip for Inbound Arrivals: 2021-2026
MARKET DATA
Table 1 Other Transport Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 2 Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 3 Forecast Other Transport Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 4 Forecast Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 5 Activities and Experiences: Value 2016-2021
Table 6 Forecast Activities and Experiences: Value 2021-2026
GLOBAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT
DISCLAIMER
SOURCES
Summary 1 Research Sources
TOURISM FLOWS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 IMPACT
Travel restrictions affecting key source markets temper recovery in inbound arrivals
Vaccine rollout and easing of restrictions boost outbound leisure travel
RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES
Vaccine tourism could aid recovery in inbound arrivals
Expo 2020 likely to have significant short- and long-term benefits for tourism flows
CATEGORY DATA
Table 7 Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 8 Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 9 Inbound City Arrivals 2016-2021
Table 10 Inbound Receipts: Value 2016-2021
Table 11 Forecast Inbound Arrivals: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 12 Forecast Inbound Arrivals by Country: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 13 Forecast Inbound Receipts: Value 2021-2026
Table 14 Domestic Trips by Destination: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 15 Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 16 Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 17 Domestic Expenditure: Value 2016-2021
Table 18 Forecast Domestic Business Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 19 Forecast Domestic Leisure Trips by Travel Mode: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 20 Forecast Domestic Expenditure: Value 2021-2026
Table 21 Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 22 Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2016-2021
Table 23 Outbound Expenditure: Value 2016-2021
Table 24 Forecast Outbound Departures: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 25 Forecast Outbound Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2021-2026
Table 26 Forecast Outbound Expenditure: Value 2021-2026
AIRLINES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 IMPACT
Recovery of airlines constrained by lack of demand for domestic flights
Emirates and Etihad avail of state support and strengthen national alliances
RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES
New health protocols should strengthen consumer confidence in local airlines
Carriers will continue adding value to their services as competition intensifies
CATEGORY DATA
Table 27 Airlines Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 28 Airlines Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 29 Airlines: Passengers Carried 2016-2021
Table 30 Airlines NBO Company Shares: % Value 2016-2020
Table 31 Charter Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2021
Table 32 Low Cost Carriers Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2021
Table 33 Scheduled Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2021
Table 34 Forecast Airlines Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 35 Forecast Airlines Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
CAR RENTAL (DESTINATION) IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 IMPACT
Recovery of car rental hampered by reduced levels of business travel
Local Hertz and Europcar subsidiaries unaffected by problems of global parent firms
RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES
Entry of Amazon could shake up competitive landscape
Operators will shift focus to domestic leisure tourism in the short term
CATEGORY DATA
Table 36 Car Rental Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 37 Car Rental Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 38 Structure of Car Rental Market 2016-2021
Table 39 Car Rental NBO Company Shares: % Value 2016-2020
Table 40 Car Rental Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2021
Table 41 Forecast Car Rental Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 42 Forecast Car Rental Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
LODGING IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 IMPACT
Lodging operators continue to benefit from increased demand for staycations
Extended stays and workspace rental become key revenue streams for hotels
RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES
COVID-19 set to have a lasting impact on hotel development
Share of lodging value sales generated online expected to continue rising
CATEGORY DATA
Table 43 Lodging Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 44 Lodging Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 45 Hotels Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 46 Hotels Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 47 Other Lodging Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 48 Other Lodging Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 49 Lodging Outlets: Units 2016-2021
Table 50 Lodging: Number of Rooms 2016-2021
Table 51 Lodging by Incoming vs Domestic: % Value 2016-2021
Table 52 Hotels NBO Company Shares: % Value 2016-2020
Table 53 Hotel Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2021
Table 54 Forecast Lodging Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 55 Forecast Lodging Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 56 Forecast Hotels Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 57 Forecast Hotels Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 58 Forecast Other Lodging Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 59 Forecast Other Lodging Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 60 Forecast Lodging Outlets: Units 2021-2026
ONLINE TRAVEL AND INTERMEDIARIES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
KEY DATA FINDINGS
2021 IMPACT
Reversal of recent downsizing moves unlikely despite nascent recovery
Travel intermediaries face growing competition from direct bookings
RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES
Online intermediaries set for strong recovery in airlines and hotels
Mobile travel sales will be a focal point for investment and innovation
CATEGORY DATA
Table 61 Travel Intermediaries Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 62 Intermediaries Corporate Business Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 63 Intermediaries Leisure Online Sales: Value 2016-2021
Table 64 Travel Intermediaries NBO Company Shares: % Value 2016-2021
Table 65 Online Travel Sales to Residents: Value 2016-2021
Table 66 Total Mobile Travel Sales to Residents: Value 2016-2021
Table 67 Forecast Travel Intermediaries Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 68 Forecast Intermediaries Corporate Business Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 69 Forecast Intermediaries Leisure Online Sales: Value 2021-2026
Table 70 Forecast Online Travel Sales to Residents: Value 2021-2026
Table 71 Forecast Total Mobile Travel Sales to Residents: Value 2021-2026