UAE hotels achieve 62 percent occupancy

Published on : Monday, September 20, 2021

In the first half of 2021, the tourism sector of United Arab Emirates’ has achieved a hotel occupancy rate of 62 percent. This score has outperformed 10 major tourism destinations as the sector revives from COVID impact, Emirates News Agency WAM reported on Sunday. The countries that UAE has outperformed are – China, with an occupancy rate of 54 percent, the US at 45 percent, Mexico at 38 percent, and the UK at 37 percent and Turkey at 36 percent.

The hotel and tourism establishments in UAE brought in 8.3 million guests, out of which, 30 percent were domestic tourists, during the first half of 2021, recording a growth rate of 15 percent in comparison to its corresponding half in 2020.

In UAE hotels, the sector recorded 35 million nights spent by guests, a growth of 30 percent as the average length of their stay have increased to 4.1 nights, accounting for a 12.5 increase.

Hotel revenues grew by 31 percent, reaching over $3 billion (11.3 billion AED).

Dr. Ahmad Belhoul al-Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and Chairman of the Emirates Tourism Council, told WAM that at present, high vaccination rate in UAE has surpassed 80 percent and is one of the worlds highest, played a crucial role in raising the level of safety and confidence in the tourism sector of UAE.

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