UAE has highest number of ongoing hotel projects
A new study has found Dubai has 119 hotels under construction and Abu Dhabi 26, making UAE the leader in hotel construction across Middle East and Africa
The UAE has the highest number of ongoing hotel projects in the Middle East and Africa region, followed by Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Morocco.
Tophotelprojects, a provider of global hotel data, stated the UAE has 170 ongoing hotel projects, comprising 63,970 rooms.
Dubai claims 119 of these projects, and Abu Dhabi claims 26.
The study added Saudi Arabia has 126 projects with 48,256 rooms, while Turkey has 73 projects with 12,624 rooms.
According to Gulf News, 872 hotel projects are currently underway in the Middle East and Africa, set to add 243,036 rooms to the market over the coming years, the majority before 2020.
In the Middle East, List said that 546 projects with 166,036 rooms are underway and 326 projects in Africa with 77,000 rooms.