Dubai hotels and hotel apartments recorded Dh9.8 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012, marking a 22 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Guest numbers in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments, meanwhile, posted a 10 per cent increase to 5.027 million guests in the January-June period over the corresponding period a year earlier, the tourism body said in a statement.
Similarly, guestnights of both Dubai hotels and hotel apartments reached 19.2 million in the first half, up 18 per cent from the period last year.
The number of Dubai hotel rooms, meanwhile, increased to 54,221 in first half of 2012 as against 52,897 in the same period a year earlier.
Further, while the average hotel room occupancy rate in Dubai stood at 82 per cent in first-half of 2012 against 76 per cent in the same period last year, the average hotel room rate witnessed a five per cent increase in the period to reach Dh601, against Dh570 in the last year period.