The number of hotel guests in Dubai during the first half of the current year barrier 5 million inmates, an increase of 10%, compared to the same period last year, with improved revenue sector and guest nights, according to Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, according to the newspaper " Union, "the UAE.
Bin Sulayem said in a press statement yesterday in Dubai, said that the number of tourist nights in Dubai during the first half grew by 18% to $ 19.2 million for the night, compared to 16.2 million nights during the same period last year, while hotel revenues recorded more than AED 9.8 billion, in the period from January to June, compared with 8.5 billion dirhams in the first half of 2011, a growth of 22%
And opened Khalid Ahmed bin Sulayem events eighth annual conference of the Group of Natalie Tours Russian Hotels Atlantis The Palm Dubai, which will be held in cooperation with Alpha Tours and lasts 5 days, the presence of Natasha Vorobyeva CEO General Manager Natalie Tours, Ghassan Aridi, CEO of Alpha Tours, and Brett Armitage Deputy President of Sales Atlantis The Palm Hotel.
The conference discussed the participation of representatives of 250 tourism companies from all over Russia, and a number of department managers and tourism events in Dubai, take advantage of the tourist attractions in Dubai, and new projects and update their information to support their mission in the commercialization of Russian tourists.
Bin Sulayem praised the tourism relations between Dubai and Russia, pointing out that Russia is one of the most important tourist markets for Dubai.
He added that the Department of Tourism organizes and participates in many events such as exhibitions and workshops, most recently a few days ago Moscow Tourism Fair Autumn "Leisure 2012", won the three awards. He explained that the department statistics showed that the number of hotel guests during the first half of this year amounted to more than 3.98 million a 10% increase, while the total number of guests apartments 1.044 million, a growth of 9%.
The average residence hotel establishments in Dubai hotels and hotel apartments, during the first half of 3.8 nights, compared to 3.5 for the night during the same period last year, an increase of 8%.
The revenue for hotels in Dubai during the first half of this year from 8.38 billion dirhams, an increase of 21%, while revenues amounted to apartments AED 2.4 billion, an increase of 23%.
According to Khalid Bin Sulayem that the average Dubai accommodation during the first half of this year was 3.4 nights versus 3.2 nights during the same period of last year, an increase of 5%, and the average residence hotel apartments in Dubai during the first half of this year 5 6 night versus 4.9 nights during the same period last year, an increase of 13%.
The number of hotel rooms and apartments in Dubai during the first half of 76 thousand rooms and serviced apartments versus 73.2 thousand rooms and serviced apartments in the same period of last year, an increase of 4%.
The Department of Tourism pointed out that the number of rooms accommodation Dubai rose by the end of the first half to more than 54.2 thousand rooms compared to about 52.8 thousand rooms by the end of the first half of 2011, an increase of 3%, while the total number of apartments in Dubai at the end of last June, more than 21.7 thousand apartments compared with 20.3 thousand apartments by the end of June 2011, an increase of 7%.
It showed statistical figures that the average occupancy of hotel rooms in Dubai during the first half of this year achieved a 82% compared to 76% during the same period of last year, up 6%, while the average occupancy apartments during the first half of this year 79% compared to 76% during the the same period of last year, an increase of 3%.
The average room rate hotel in Dubai during the first half of this year 601 dirhams versus 570 dirhams during the same period of last year, up 5%, and the average price of the apartment hotel in Dubai during the first half of this year 417 dirhams for 374 dirhams during the same period last year, an increase of 11%.