Dubai hotels' H1 average occupancy among the highest in the world

Luxury five-star and four-star hotels commanded 34 and 25% of the emirate’s total inventory

Spread across a total of 714 establishments, Dubai’s hotel room inventory stood at 118,345 at the end of June 2019
Spread across a total of 714 establishments, Dubai’s hotel room inventory stood at 118,345 at the end of June 2019

Data released by Dubai Tourism revealed that average occupancy in the emirate’s hotels in H1 of 2019 stood at 76%, one of the “highest hotel sector occupancies in the world”.

According to the tourism ministry, establishments delivered a combined 15.71 million occupied room nights during the first six months of the year, which was a 5% increase over the same period in 2018.

Spread across a total of 714 establishments, Dubai’s hotel room inventory stood at 118,345 at the end of June 2019, representing a 6% increase, which showcased continued strong investor confidence in Dubai's tourism demand and market appetite.

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Between January and June 2019, several new hotels —  Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, W Hotel Palm Jumeirah, Studio One Hotel, Rove at the Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Premier Inn Hotel Al Jadaf and Vida Emirates Hills — added to the city’s portfolio.

Luxury five-star and four-star hotels commanded 34 and 25% of the emirate’s total inventory, respectively. Properties in the one to three-star categories represented a share of 20%.

Hotel apartment establishments across the deluxe, superior and standard categories accounted for 21% of the total inventory.

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