Saudi Tourists in Dubai: One Million or 150,000?

How many Saudi tourists are traveling to Dubai during this Eid al-Adha break? It depends on who you ask.

The Dubai government has said that they expect one million tourists from Saudi Arabia during that period. But it seems that this number has made Saudi tourism officials uncomfortable and forced them to come out to say that this is simply not true.

The Tourism Information and Research Center (MAS), part of the government tourism body, released a statement today saying they expect “the number of Saudi tourists in the UAE during the current Eid al-Adha vacation to reach 150,000 tourists,” according to the state news agency. Numbers reported in media about a million Saudi tourists visiting Dubai are incorrect, said Mohammed al-Ahmad, director of MAS.