Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) reported that the emirate received 12.88 million international visitors during the first 10 months of this year, while total hotel nights reached more than 24 million nights.
According to the data, the number of hotel rooms in Dubai increased by 113,109 rooms at the end of October, compared to 106,272 rooms at the end of October, an increase of 6.81% and the addition of 7237 rooms in 34 new hotels.
Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department (DTCM) revealed that the emirate received 12.88 million international visitors during the period from January 1 to the end of October, compared to 12.87 million international visitors during the same period last year.
According to the data obtained by Emirates Today, the number of hotel rooms in Dubai rose by 113 per cent by the end of October to reach 113,509 rooms, compared to 106,272 rooms at the end of October 2017, a growth of 6.81% and the addition of 7237 rooms.
The number of hotel establishments in the emirate rose by the end of October 2018 to 708 establishments, compared with 674 establishments by the end of the same month last year, an increase of about 5.04%, with the addition of 34 new hotels.
The number of hotel nights reached 24 million and 49 thousand nights, compared to 23 million and 81 thousand nights, a growth rate of 2.86%, while the average occupancy of rooms and hotel apartments to 75%. According to statistics, the average price per room per room reached AED 451 at the end of October, compared to AED 477 compared to the same period of 2017. The average return on the room was AED 337 compared to AED 365 during the comparison period.
India was ranked as the largest market for visitors to Dubai between January and October of this year, registering about 1.6 million visitors, followed by Saudi Arabia with 1.3 million visitors, while the UK was third with 991,000 visitors, In the fourth place and the number of visitors to 708 thousand visitors, while the Sultanate of Oman registered 669 thousand visitors.
Russia was among the fastest-growing markets in the first 10 months of this year with 49%, followed by Nigeria with 34%, while the French market grew by 18%, followed by China and Italy by 12% and 10%, respectively.
With regard to the source of visitors by geographical region, data showed «Dubai Tourism» that the European market ranked first in the list of largest markets, during the first 10 months of this year, having acquired 21% of the total number, followed by the Gulf Cooperation Council By 18%, South Asia by 17%, then North and Southeast Asia by 11% and the Middle East by 10%.
Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eastern Europe (8%), America (7%), Africa (6%) and Australia (2%).