More than 3 million overnight stays

The number of Dubai tourists grows by 116% to 979,000 in January 2022

  • Western Europe topped the region in terms of visitors to Dubai.

    Photography: Ashok Verma

  • The number of hotel rooms in Dubai has reached 138,611 hotel rooms within 759 hotel facilities.

    Photography: Ashok Verma

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Data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai showed that last January, the emirate received 979.7 thousand international tourists, a growth of 116.6%, compared to January 2021, while the number of nights (reserved rooms) reached 3.04 million overnight stays, a growth of 14.7%.

According to the data, which "Emirates Today" obtained a copy of, the number of hotel rooms in Dubai reached 138,611 hotel rooms, among 759 hotel establishments, and the period of stay of guests increased to 5.3 hotel nights, compared to 4.9 nights in the same period in 2021. While the average daily price of a hotel room reached 647 dirhams, compared to 425 dirhams, recording a noticeable increase with the growing demand.

January 2022

In detail, data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai showed that the emirate received 979.7 thousand international tourists last January, compared to 452.1 thousand tourists in the same period in 2021, with a growth rate of 116.7%.

The data indicated that Saudi Arabia came at the forefront of the exporting markets for international visitors to Dubai during January 2022, registering more than 105 thousand tourists, followed by India with about 73 thousand visitors, while the total number of visitors from Russia reached about 70,000 visitors, and the United Kingdom 58 thousand visitors.

In turn, Oman recorded about 48,000 visitors and ranked fifth, followed by the United States with 38,000 visitors, then Germany 36,000 visitors, compared to about 32,000 visitors from Pakistan, 31,000 visitors from France, and 26,000 from Iran.

Hotel stakes

The five-star luxury hotel rooms accounted for 34% of the total size of the hotel market in Dubai, registering 47,200 hotel rooms within 143 hotel establishments, followed by the four-star hotel rooms by 29%, registering 40,573 Hotel rooms within 183 properties.

For its part, hotels classified between three and one star accounted for about 18% of the total hotel market size, with a capacity of 25,649 hotel rooms within 245 hotel facilities.

The number of medium and luxury hotel apartment facilities reached 188, comprising 25,189 apartments, with hotel apartments acquiring 19% of the total hotel capacity in Dubai, while the occupancy rate in all hotel establishments in the emirate during January of this year was 69%.

hotel nights

The data indicated that the guest stay period during January 2022 increased to 5.3 hotel nights, compared to 4.9 nights in the same period in 2021, while the number of nights (reserved rooms) reached 3.04 million overnight nights, compared to 2.65 million nights in the corresponding period of last year, with a growth It was 14.7%.

The average daily price of a hotel room amounted to 647 dirhams, compared to 425 dirhams in January 2021, with the average return on available room recording about 460 dirhams, compared to 293 dirhams in January 2021.

regional distribution

Western Europe ranked first in terms of the source of visitors to Dubai, by geographical region, having acquired 24% of the total number of visitors, followed by the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf with 18%, then Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe with 17% .

The share of South Asia and the Middle East and North Africa was 13% of the total number of visitors to each of them, while the Americas recorded 7%, North and Southeast Asia 4%, Africa 3%, and Australasia (which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, in addition to neighboring islands) 1%.

759 hotel properties

The number of hotel rooms in Dubai at the end of last January reached 138,611 hotel rooms, among 759 hotel establishments, compared to 127,814 rooms within 711 establishments in January 2021, in the same period in 2021.

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