More than 5.8 million tourists have visited Dubai hotels in the first half of 2014 –the highest number of visitors achieved in the first six months of a year. Revenues for hoteliers and hotel apartment operators saw significant growth – with total first half revenues reaching Dhs12.74bn ($3.18bn) up by 10.9%. Hotels and hotel apartments reported increases in room revenue (15.3pc) as well as F&B and other revenue, which rose by 3.8pc. The statistics, released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) show increases across key indicators including hotel establishment guests, hotel and hotel apartment room revenues, F&B revenue and average length of stay. Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year. The top 10 markets showed some slight changes in positioning and continue to show the diversity of visitors travelling to Dubai.