Abu Dhabi and Dubai hotels top 2019 Eid performance

Abu Dhabi and Dubai hotels top 2019 Eid performance

STR data shows that hotels in both emirates exceeded pre-pandemic figures

New findings from data company STR show that Abu Dhabi and Dubai hotels recorded higher occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) during Eid than before the pandemic.

Looking at performance during the Eid period in the UAE, Abu Dhabi’s hotel occupancy reached 79%, which was 5% higher than 4 June 2019. Similarly, Dubai’s occupancy came in at 75%, up 20% higher when compared to 2019.


Ajman and Fujairah hotels also surpassed 2019 occupancy levels, while Ras Al Khaimah saw slightly lower occupancy levels than 2019 but reported the highest ADR level (AED1,022), which was 48% higher than its pre-pandemic figures.

Commenting on the findings, STR senior director Middle East & Africa Philip Wooller said: “This high performance is yet another sign of recovery and demand momentum for the Middle East. While these key markets saw higher occupancy levels, they also posted room rates that were in some cases nearly double what was reported in 2019. Dubai, for example, saw rates over AED700 (US$191), which was up from AED400 (US$108) in 2019. Leisure-oriented areas in the UAE, such as Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah also experienced tremendous growth, with Ras Al Khaimah posting room rates above AED1,000 on 2 May.”

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