Abu Dhabi welcomed record number of guests in November

 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 


Abu Dhabi welcomes 443000 guests in this November as there was a grand opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island and the hosting of Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.



The hotel guests staying in the Abu Dhabi was in rise about 16 percent in about 162 hotels and hotel apartments compared to the same period in 2016.



With 4.3 million hotel guests staying in accommodation across Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain Region and Al Dhafra Region in the first 11 months of the year, UAE has witnessed 9% year-on-year growth and is on target to reach a record 4.9 million guests by the end of December.



HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, said that while the November and Q4 is traditionally a strong period for us, particularly with visitors from Europe, we are still highly encouraged by the sector’s performance during the month and the 16 per cent increase in hotel guests across all three regions to number 443,000 guests.



The opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi was a monumental event, not only for Abu Dhabi but also for the whole of UAE and indeed the region, contributing enormously to our appeal as a ‘must visit’ destination.



The museum attracted global notice and instantly became an enormous illustrate for domestic and international visitors.



The opening of the museum on November 11, following close collaboration between the United Arab Emirates and French governments spurred a 32 percent rise in French guests during the month compared to the same period in 2016 with further positive traction anticipated from the French market next year.


India is the second largest supplier of international guests to Abu Dhabi and UAE. There is almost 10% this year to number 320,000.



United Kingdom is largest market of Europe, witnessing 12% growth to number 244,000 while the US and markets of Saudi Arabia have also recorded the growth compared to the previous year.



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