Msg#: 3025233 posted 2:58 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
In most cases it's not so hard to figure out. Look at the keyword usage, referer and times before you started getting the clump and after ... maybe it's a seasonal thing or could be worker / military / event related. Depends on the guts of your site. I have one tourism site that attracts a large number of itinerant worker visits as well as national and international tourist visits. Dubai? oilfield, european tourism (new), military folks,?
Msg#: 3025233 posted 10:07 am on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
I've had similar traffic highs from United Arab Emirates and Singapore. In the Singapore case I think it's because a local paper wrote about the products I'm also writing about. So people went online and searched for more info and got my site.
Most of the middle east has holidays now or will have shortly so many travel sites see a big jump in hits from Saudi, Dubai etc. Most of them are looking for hotels in Malaysia. It seems to be their favourite holiday destination each year around this time.
Msg#: 3025233 posted 11:59 am on Jul 30, 2006 (gmt 0)
I don't have obscenely high numbers of visits, but do see that Dubai and other oily countries down there are overepresented on my tourism site - I think in my case it is just the holiday season and a general interest in the place I am writing about. It's just popular there.
Msg#: 3025233 posted 12:47 am on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)
Looking at your referrers would definitely help. It could be that your site is listed on a popular directory in Dubai, your content could be some news related to Dubai that interests its people more than elsewhere. It could be linked from a Dubai portal.