Dubai’s hotel occupancy rises to 81%

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

Hotel occupancy in Dubai, UAE, increased by 10.5% to stand at 80.8% for July 2011, compared with the same month last year, according to global consultancy firm Ernst & Young. The emirate's average room rate rose by 6.2% and its average room yield increased by 22% year-on-year.

Hotel occupancy in Dubai, UAE, increased by 10.5% to stand at 80.8% for July 2011, compared with the same month last year, according to global consultancy firm Ernst & Young.

The emirate’s average room rate rose by 6.2% and its average room yield increased by 22% year-on-year.

Hotel occupancy levels in neighbouring emirate Abu Dhabi rose from 69% to 71%, while its average room rate declined by 8% compared with the same month last year.

Elsewhere, Bahrain and Egypt registered negative growth numbers as a result of the political tension in these countries.

According to the report, Cairo’s hotel occupancy and room yield fell by 33.2% and 48%, respectively, compared with the same period last year.

Hotel occupancy in Beirut declined to 67% in July, compared with 80% last year, while room yield fell to 32%.