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%.