Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi rise by 10.9% in Q1
Based on daily data from April, Abu Dhabi hotels reported a 4.1 percent increase in supply against a 6.9 percent jump in demand. The capital experiences a 7.4 percent climb from the same month in 2017. According to figures from the Department of Culture and Tourism, 437,228 hotel guests stayed in the emirate’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments in the month, which equates to more than 30,000 over the previous year.
Abu Dhabi continues to invest heavily in promoting the emirate abroad across our source markets, with our strategy paying dividends in attracting more hotel guests than ever before. By targeting more guests by the end of the year and with their expanding portfolio of attractions across the emirate, including Louvre Abu Dhabi and the soon to be opened Warner Bros. Also, now there are 282 flights a week to Abu Dhabi from 13 Indian destinations, while Chinese visitors can obtain visas on arrival.
Image: Occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi rose by 10.9% in Q1
The 3 major regions in the capital of UAE, that is, Abu Dhabi (6.3 percent), Al Ain (7 percent) and Al Dhafra Region (17.3 percent) – experienced an increase in hotel guests. The capital has an ambitious target of attracting 8.5 million guests a year by 2021 which will provide a significant boost to the economy and support their drive in economic diversification. Abu Dhabi as a city is progressing day by and the progress is fast, as we can see the surge with the tourists pouring in from the very first quarter of this year (2018) alone. If this continues, we can expect to see this emirate on a very larger scale in terms of its contribution to the nations GDP and overall development by the fourth quarter.
According to figures, the total number of hotel guests in the first three months of the year was 1,289,537, a year-on-year increase of 10.9 percent. This type of a leap in the hotel sector alone is a very indication that the nation is doing fabulous, let alone the capital of the nation. With other major investments by Abu Dhabi in various other industries and sectors, they create a diverse range of various investment portfolios and are playing for the long term gain. Succeeding already very well in the travel and tourism sector they are already doing quite good. Maybe not as good as their counterpart Dubai, but definitely not less. Abu Dhabi is growing phenomenally fast and the numbers back it up for all the investment and the media regarding them out there.
As amazing as it may seem, the capital looks forward to smashing the current success rate that they have obtained this Q1 2018. With their dreams big and their current success rate equally big, they have a long way to go in order to achieve all the dreams and the plans that they have. Abu Dhabi, as a city and as an emirate has come a long way, and also has got a long way to go.