In 2021, the number of tourists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Azerbaijan was 2.2 times higher than in 2020, Report informs, citing the State Statistics Committee.

Last year, 791,800 foreigners and stateless persons came to Azerbaijan from 167 countries, 0.5% less than the previous year.

Some 4.6% of them came to Azerbaijan in January, 4.5% in February, 5.7% in March, 5.8% in April, 6.5% in May, 8.5% in June, 10,6% in July, 9.7% in August, 9.4% in September, 11.5% in October, 10.9% in November and 12.3% in December. Of the visitors, 82% were men and 18% were women.

In 2021, 32.6% of the visitors came to Azerbaijan from Russia, 25% from Turkey, 15.8% from Iran, 7.9% from Georgia, 2.2% from Ukraine and the UAE, 1.2% from the UK, 1.1% from Saudi Arabia, 0.9% from Kazakhstan, 0.8% from Israel, 0.7% from Germany, Belarus and India, 0.6% from the USA, 0.5% from Uzbekistan, 0.4% from Italy and Pakistan, 0.3% from Turkmenistan and 6% from other countries.

Compared to 2020, the number of the visitors from Georgia decreased by 66%, from India – 55.3%, from Saudi Arabia – 26%, from Uzbekistan – 20.3%, from Kazakhstan – 18.5%, from Belarus – 5.1%. The number of visitors from the UAE grew by 2.2 times, from Iran – 72.2%, from the USA – 69.3%, from Germany – 67.7%, from Israel – 57%, from the UK – 33.7%, from Italy – 24%, from Turkey – 23,3%, and from Russia – 14.7%.

Throughout the year, the number of arrivals from EU member states increased by 53.8% to 35,400, from the Gulf countries – by 43.7% to 159,000, and from CIS countries – by 8.9% to 297,700.