The number of hotel guests in Dubai reached
4,181,326 in the first half 2010, a 9% increase over the 3,852,742
guests in the first half of last year.
Statistics from DTCM show that the number of
hotels operating in Dubai has reached 566, representing a 7%
increase from 530 in 2009, while hotel rooms reached 67,369,
indicating a 16% increase from the 58,188 rooms last year.
Hotel revenues by the end of the first half of
2010 reached AED 6,888,477, representing a 6% increase over the
first half of 2010, during which revenues reached AED 6,519,691.
Statistics issued by the DTCM referred to
the 18% increase in the number of tourist nights, which reached
12,462,209 nights compared to 10,541,955 during the same period
Hotels sustained their occupancy rate of 71.7%
despite the increase in the number of hotel rooms. Meanwhile, the
occupancy rate of hotel apartments increased from 67.2% last year
to 68.8% this year; representing a 2% increase.
Figures show that total Arab guests in Dubai
reached 1,216,024 or an increase of 10% from 1,110,088 last
There were 494,309 guests from the GCC,
registering a 20% growth from 412,145 during the same period last
year. Guests from other Arab countries reached 338,532, rising by
3% from 329,599 in the first half last year.
The number of Asian guests increased by 17% to
reach 1,059,096 compared with 902,878 in the same period last
European guests reached 1,254,518, increasing by
3% over last year's 1,216,415.
Hotel guests from the Americas reached 334,984
compared with 312,904 during last year's first half, representing
a 7% increase.
Guests from Australia and Pacific countries
reached 100,077, with a 7% increase from 93,159 last year.
There were no remarkable changes in the number
of African guests, which reached 216,626 in the first half of
The UK had the most number of guests coming to Dubai
in the first half of this year as the country accounted for
382,356 guests, while KSA came first among Arab countries with
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