Abu Dhabi Hotel Industry Reports Revenue Rise

5th July 2011 (Last Updated July 5th, 2011 18:30)

Abu Dhabi's hotel industry reported a 6% increase in revenue to $513m from January to May 2011, compared with the same period in 2010, according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. Hotel guest numbers climbed 10% during the five-month period compared with the same period last year, risi

Abu Dhabi’s hotel industry reported a 6% increase in revenue to $513m from January to May 2011, compared with the same period in 2010, according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

Hotel guest numbers climbed 10% during the five-month period compared with the same period last year, rising to 866,501.

Guest nights rose 26% to 2.6 million, while occupancy increased 10% to 71% and the average length of stay expanded by 15% to just over three nights.

Hotel room revenues increased by 5%, with food and beverage contributing 10% more than in the first five months of 2010, despite a decline in average room rates.

From January to May this year, 62,022 UK nationals stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels, a 17% increase on the first five months of 2010.