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Abu Dhabi receives 1.3m hotel guests in Q3-19

Abu Dhabi receives 1.3m hotel guests in Q3-19
Hotel revenue hits AED 4bn in 9M/19

UAE – Mubasher: The number of guests at the UAE Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s hotels rose by 1.7% year-on-year to reach over 1.3 million during the third quarter of 2019, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported on Saturday.

Total hotel revenue went up by 1.7% YoY to AED 1.1 billion in Q3-19, while hotel occupancy rate rose by 4% to 69% and the average length of stay increased by 5.6% YoY to 2.5 nights, data released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) showed.

"These third-quarter results reflect the coordinated efforts of DCT Abu Dhabi along with its tourism stakeholders and partners into delivering a compelling and attractive leisure and business destination to the international traveller," DCT Abu Dhabi’s undersecretary Saif Saeed Ghobash said.

In the first nine months of 2019, the number of hotel guests in Abu Dhabi grew 2.9% YoY to 3.8 million, while hotel revenue levelled up by 8.1% YoY to AED 4 billion.