|18 August, 2019

Dubai’s hotel occupancy hits 76% in H1 2019

Hotel room inventory rose to 118,345 by the end of June

Chambermaids making bed in hotel room. Image for illustrative purposes only.

Chambermaids making bed in hotel room. Image for illustrative purposes only.

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UAE – Mubasher: Average occupancy in Dubai’s hotel sector registered 76% during the first six months of 2019.

The number of occupied hotel rooms in the emirate went up by 5% to 15.71 million in H1-19, compared the year-ago period, the Emirate News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

Dubai’s hotel room inventory rose by 6% year-on-year to reach 118,345 by the end of June.

“Luxury five-star and four-star hotels commanded 34% and 25% of the emirate’s total inventory, respectively. Meanwhile, properties in the one to three-star categories represented a share of 20%,” WAM revealed.

Total visitors to the Emirate of Dubai increased by 3% year-on-year to 8.36 million during the first six months of 2019.

Source: Mubasher

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