They recorded 12.65 million overnight stays, a growth of 33.5%.

Dubai receives 5.1 million international tourists in 4 months

The period of stay of guests between January and April 2022 is approximately 4.4 hotel nights.

Photography: Ahmed Ardeti

Data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai showed that the emirate received 5.1 million international tourists during the first four months of this year, compared to about 1.68 million tourists in the same period in 2021, with a growth rate of more than 203%.

International tourists recorded more than 12.65 million overnight stays, compared to 9.47 million overnight stays in the corresponding period, with a growth rate of 33.5%.

According to the data obtained by Emirates Today, the number of hotel rooms in Dubai at the end of last April reached 140,363 hotel rooms within 769 hotel establishments, compared to 128 thousand and 12 hotel rooms within 714 facilities at the end of April 2021, while Oman topped the list. The largest source market for international visitors to Dubai, with about 590,000 visitors.

international tourists

In detail, data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai showed that the emirate received 5.1 million international tourists during the first four months of this year, compared to about 1.68 million tourists in the same period in 2021, with a growth rate of more than 203.5%.

According to these data, during April alone, Dubai received about one million and 130 thousand international visitors.

Exporting Markets

The data showed that Oman was at the forefront of the exporting markets for international visitors to Dubai during the period between January and April 2022, registering more than 590,000 tourists, with a growth rate of 1865%, compared to the same period in 2021, followed by India with about 550,000 visitors, while the total The number of visitors from the United Kingdom is about 367,000, and from Saudi Arabia is 352,000.

In turn, Russia ranked fifth, registering about 235,000 visitors, followed by France and America with 174,000 visitors each, then Germany with 171,000 visitors, while Pakistan and Iran recorded 132 and 120 thousand visitors each, respectively.

hotel rooms

The number of hotel rooms in Dubai at the end of last April reached 140,363 hotel rooms within 769 hotel establishments, compared to 128,012 hotel rooms within 714 facilities at the end of April 2021.

The average hotel occupancy in all establishments operating in Dubai was 76%, compared to 63% in the same period in 2021.

Hotel stakes

The five-star luxury hotel rooms accounted for 34% of the total hotel market in Dubai, registering about 50,000 hotel rooms within 146 hotel establishments, followed by the four-star hotel rooms by 29%, registering 40.7 thousand rooms. hotel among 183 properties.

For its part, hotels classified between “three stars” and “stars” accounted for about 19% of the total hotel market size, with a capacity of more than 26,000 hotel rooms within 250 hotel facilities.

The number of hotel apartments exceeded 25 thousand apartments within 190 facilities, acquiring 18% of the hotel market.

periods of stay

In turn, the period of stay of guests between January and April 2022 recorded about 4.4 hotel nights, compared to 5.1 nights in the same period in 2021, while the number of nights (reserved rooms) reached 12.65 million nights, compared to 9.47 million nights in the corresponding period, with a growth rate of 33.5% .

According to the data, the average daily price of a hotel room amounted to 640 dirhams, compared to 401 dirhams in the corresponding period, with the return on available rooms recording about 488 dirhams, compared to 252 dirhams.

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