Dubai hotels’ ADR, RevPAR continues to drop

Occupancy rates recorded continuous growth in May 2019

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Dubai’s hotels continued to register a drop in average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) in May 2019, data from Dubai tourism revealed.

ADR dropped to AED 469 ($127.68) from AED 525 ($142.93) during the same period last year, while RevPAR dropped to AED362 ($98.55) in May 2019 from AED429 ($116.79) in May 2018.

Occupancy rates in Dubai have been rising since the start of 2019. In May 2019, occupancy rates reached AED13.39 ($3.65) million, much higher than AED13.14 ($3.58) million during the same period last year.

Top source markets
India, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom continued to be Dubai’s top source market. With 846,000 tourists from India, 584,000 tourists from Saudi Arabia and 513,000 tourists from the UK visiting the Emirate in May 2019.

Across the Middle East hotels, ADR has recorded a rise, while RevPar continued to drop.

Makkah hotels’ occupancy in May rose by 30.5% to 77.2%, ADR rose by 67.6% to SAR1,446.79 ($385.84), while RevPAR increased by 118.7% to SAR1,116.61 ($297.79) in 2019.

Abu Dhabi's hotel performance decreased in May 2019, with occupancy, ADR and RevPAR decreasing.

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