Russia has remained one of the key source markets of the GCC tourism industry. Inbound tourist arrivals have increased over the period of 2013 - 2018 in the region. The GCC market has seen a compound annual growth rate of 3.2% in inbound Russian tourists during this period. This has led to 611,900 inbound arrivals in 2018. Furthermore, Russian inbound arrivals are expected to continue to grow at an average rate of 4% year-on-year between 2019 and 2023.