Hotel occupancy across the UAE increased 13.6% in the first 10 months of 2021

Published on : Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In the first 10 months of 2021, Dubai hotels recorded a 16.8 per cent rise in occupancy level as the tourism sector of Emirates continues to get better from the ill impacts of coronavirus.

From January to October, 2021, the average daily rate along with revenue per available room (RevPar) in this desert city increased 14.9 per cent and 57.1 per cent, respectively, as per a report from global consultancy CBRE.

RevPar is a key performance metric calculated by multiplying average daily room rate of hotels by its occupancy rate. All over UAE, hotel occupancy in the meantime increased 13.6 per cent during the period with RevPar rise by 44.9 per cent, as per the CBRE estimates.

“In October 2021, with the commencement of Expo 2020 and increasing levels of international visitation, we have seen a significant uplift in KPIs in the UAE,” the report said.

“The average occupancy rate across the UAE in October registered at 78.8 per cent, the highest level recorded in October since October 2015. As of October 2021, Dubai recorded the highest occupancy rate of 80.7 per cent.”

Expo 2020 Dubai has been drawing many visitors. In the initial five weeks, the global trade fair recorded 3 million visits since it kick-started on October 1st, as per official data.

“With growing international visitation, an increasing number of global locations re-entering lockdowns and a number of planned events at Expo 2020, we envisage both international and domestic leisure tourism, combined with returning corporate tourism, will continue to underpin strong performance levels across the UAE,” said Taimur Khan, head of research, Mena at CBRE in Dubai.

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