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Occupancy surges to 81% at Abu Dhabi Hotels

Occupancy surges to 81% at Abu Dhabi Hotels
Occupancy surges to 81% at Abu Dhabi Hotels

Winter travelers are visiting Abu Dhabi like never before. The large inflow of tourists is keeping the tourism industry upbeat. The inflow has also soared up the hotel occupancy to a new peak. The revived figures which got released on Monday disclosed that nearly 100 hotels in the capital city of UAE have done the largest business this February which is a record in itself when compared to the last ten years.

In 2017, the rate of hotel occupancy was 75.9 percent but this year, in February the occupancy rate increased by 5.1 per cent reaching to 81 per cent. The STR said that for February the hotel occupancy will be absolute in the capital of UAE. In the recent months, Abu Dhabi has witnessed a huge number of tourists visiting it.

In January, it was recorded that, more than half a million tourists have checked in the 162 hotels in Abu Dhabi. The figures that were shared by the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi revealed that most of the tourists are from Asian countries mainly China and India.

In January 2018, nearly about 34,000 Indians occupied the hotels in Abu Dhabi. The occupancy rate by Indians has increased by 31.5 percent from last year. There were 35,000 Chinese guests who checked into Abu Dhabi which upped the occupancy rate by 61 per cent when compared to the previous year.

The director General of DCT Abu Dhabi, Saif Saeed Ghobash said that Abu Dhabi is preparing itself after last year’s success and it will surely see a 7 per cent growth in the tourist inflow rate on a yearly basis. The one tier markets of UAE are India, UK, China, Saudi Arabia, United States and Germany.