The number of Chinese tourists visiting Dubai last year rose by 25 percent year-on-year, a tourism official said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Issam Kazim, chief executive of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), made the remarks on the sideline of a two-day business conference.
A total of 275,675 visitors came to the emirate, according to DCTCM data.
"We started to give more Chinese access to Dubai by sea as we recently enabled multiple entry visas for Chinese nationals who plan cruise ship holidays in the Middle East," said Kazim.
Kazim added that the DCTCM will organise a number of Chinese cultural events as the Chinese Spring Festival is just around the corner.