"India is now our second largest overseas market for hotel guests after Britain," Nuaimi said.
"Should the growth trends of Britain and India continue as they have been for the past 12 months, there is every likelihood that India will be Abu Dhabi's largest overseas source market for hotel guests in 2014," he said.
According to the TCA, 125,180 Indian guests stayed in hotels in Abu Dhabi by November 2012. This is a 30 percent increase from 2011.
A majority of tourists from India are for official purposes like meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions, popularly known as MICE tourists. TCA added that the UAE is also becoming popular as a wedding destination.
Nuaimi also said he expected increasing tourism would further strengthen the trade and bilateral relations.
"The relations between India and Abu Dhabi have been historical, of course this will strengthen the relations," he said.