The Middle East is now the third most-visited continent in the world according to travel agencies and analysts.
While the region remains a hotbed of political and religious tension, its popularity has soared, with a record-breaking year for the number of visitors to the Middle Eastern nation.
“The Middle East has exploded,” said Michael Korte, managing director of travel agency JAKARTA, who also serves as a senior advisor to the United Arab Emirates.
“It is the fastest-growing destination in the region, with the biggest increase in international arrivals, more than doubling between 2011 and 2020.”
With nearly 7 million foreign visitors last year, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the leading destinations for international arrivals.
They are followed by Abu Dhabi’s Abu Dhabi International Airport, the US’ Dulles International Airport and Dubai’s international airport.
In addition to the two capitals, the region also hosts the US military base at Al Udeid, the largest US military installation in the Arab world, as well as major airports in Bahrain and Qatar.
“It is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and has the potential to be the world capital of tourism, with major airports and major ports around the world,” said Kortet.
“We are seeing more and more countries moving their tourism industry to the region and the Middle-East.”
As a result of the economic boom, more Middle Eastern nations have developed and opened new hubs to attract foreign tourists.
“There is an explosion of activity in the international tourism industry and that’s the main reason the region is getting so much attention,” said Gautam Srivastava, managing partner of travel and tourism consultancy firm Zoho.
“The Middle-Eastern economies are in the spotlight, and it’s not just about tourism, but also about development.”
But it’s an area where economic growth has been slower than anticipated, particularly in the last few years, Srivakava said.
“In the past, there was more economic growth and a lot of foreign investment, but that’s been slower, and now the situation is different,” he said.
“In the last two years, Dubai has been struggling to attract the same number of international visitors as it has the last 10 years, so it’s difficult to attract investors.”
A key issue for many foreign tourists is the fact that the country is not a safe place to visit.
While it remains one of Asia’s most secure countries, its strict laws have led to a growing number of deaths, kidnappings and assaults.
The recent spike in anti-Muslim violence has also left many people concerned about their safety in the country.
The Middle Eastern country has also seen a rise in the number, and severity, of terrorism attacks in recent years.
In December, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside the US embassy in Cairo, killing three Americans and wounding 19.
The attack was claimed by a jihadist group.
“What has been happening in Egypt is an indicator of how the region may be going to be affected in the coming years,” said Srivashava.
With an estimated one in five people in the Muslim world being born outside the country, the Middle Sea region is a key part of the region’s economy. “
But I think we should also be very cautious about what happens there, because it is still an active situation there and it is not yet clear how much the region can handle.”
With an estimated one in five people in the Muslim world being born outside the country, the Middle Sea region is a key part of the region’s economy.
In terms of population, the Gulf is home to roughly 1.7 billion people, including about 300 million who live in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, the United Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.
The region also has about 400 million people living outside its borders.
The region is also home to a significant number of Muslim countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iraq, among others.
The growth of the Middle Atlantic region has also put pressure on the region to boost its tourism industry.
“If you look at all of the countries that are the most active in the tourism industry in the Gulf, they are all struggling to grow,” said Laila Abou Khadijeh, the executive director of the Gulf Tourism Council.
“And so, you have countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar that are still struggling, and the countries like Egypt, the UAE, Iraq and Iran that are growing, and also the countries with less active tourism like Jordan and Oman.”
The region has experienced the greatest growth in the past few years due to economic factors.
While tourism in the rest of the Arab region has dropped in recent decades, the rise of the Muslim Gulf is likely to help offset some of that, said Sivakava.
“This is a very volatile region, and we are seeing an increase in terrorism,” he added.
“I think that it’s going to