Guess How Much UAE Tourists Spent at the FIFA World Cup 2014!

UAE tourists shopped up a storm and outspent fellow Gulf nations
ByKripa VenkateshSunday , 13 July 2014
Guess How Much UAE Tourists Spent at the FIFA World Cup 2014!
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Tourists from the UAE have spent more in Brazil than those from any other Middle Eastern country, reveals credit-card company Visa. Their Visa cards have been loaded up with more than US$1.1million (Dhs 4million) since the start of the FIFA Football World Cup in June.

In the list of the highest-spending nations at the World Cup compiled by Visa, the UAE ranked 30th globally. Visa’s data shows that tourists from the Middle East and North Africa spent $2.7m in the 12 host cities during the group stages of the World Cup. Topping the list were the USA, whose tourists spent a whopping $48.3m. Next came the UK who spent $16m and France with $11.2m.

The highest spending this year’s World Cup has seen so far was on 25 June, with $17.4m spent by tourists on the day Argentina beat Nigeria in a 3-2 thriller in a group match, and Switzerland defeated Honduras 3-0.

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