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29 Sep, 2017

Abu Dhabi Hotels See 13% Rise in Guests in Aug

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept 28 (NNN-WAM) – Abu Dhabi witnessed a dramatic double-digit increase, in the number of hotel guests in Aug, compared with the same period in 2016, helping to push up the total number of guests staying in the emirate, to more than 3.1 million, in the first eight months of the year.

Figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism, revealed that 426,912 guests stayed at the emirate’s 166 hotels and hotel apartments in Aug, a rise of 13 percent over the same month last year.

The number of hotel guests during the first eight months in 2017, has gone up by seven percent, compared with the corresponding period in 2016, with the occupancy standing at 68 percent.

Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General, Department of Culture and Tourism, said, “We are encouraged by Aug’s figures, and the increased growth during a month, which is traditionally a quieter time in the year.

“Our annual Abu Dhabi Summer Season, which ran from July 20 to Aug 20, once again proved highly popular with domestic visitors, and we saw key international markets, all showing notable growth during the month, due to the focused promotional and marketing campaigns locally, regionally and internationally.