India becomes largest overseas tourist market for Abu Dhabi

India has toppled Britain to become Abu Dhabi’s largest overseas tourist market, according to latest figures released by UAE authorities.

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) said 80,179 Indian nationals stayed in the city’s hotels from January until the end of June, registering a 22 percent rise on last year.

They accounted for 334,238 guest nights, which is up 43 percent on 2012 and stayed an average of 4.17 nights, an increase of 17 percent, said a TCA Abu Dhabi statement.

However, domestic tourism continued to be the destination’s largest single catchment.

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