This 2.45-million figure equals an average of 96 per cent occupancy and is higher than the corresponding 2.17-million figure for the 2018 edition.
Being an ex-professional footballer in his youth, the Turkish leader is known to be fond of football, and also follows it regularly.
Chelsea reached the final by narrowly overcoming Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in the last-four, while Palmeiras brushed aside Egypt's Al Ahly. The two losing semi-finalists will meet at the Al Nahyan Stadium, with the winner clinching third-place.
Romelu Lukaku headed the European champions ahead just after half-time but Raphael Veiga equalised for the Copa Libertadores winners from the spot 10 minutes later.
Hailing the UAE for delivering a hugely successful event, Infantino said, "I think that it has been a fantastic event here in Abu Dhabi. There has been great organisation and we have loved Abu Dhabi for many years already, so I must thank Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
In a sweeping move to isolate and condemn Russia after invading Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies to exclude the country's athletes and officials from international events.
Social media, and some more traditional news outlets, had reported that FIFA President Gianni Infantino was considering encouraging referees to play more stoppage time, effectively extending games to 100 minutes, to make up for the amount of time the ball is not in play.
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once the chiefs of world and European football, were cleared Friday over a suspected fraudulent payment that shook the sport and torpedoed their time at the top.
The sources reported that the International Football Association Board (FIFA) and the Qatari organisers agreed to the amendment.
"I have no doubt that this recent episode, that interview, and other episodes with other players that happen sometimes, can sometimes shake the player but won't shake the team," Ronaldo said at a press conference at the Portugal camp.