Dubai is witnessing an influx of tourists from unusual markets

The hospitality sector...unprecedented performance and a large portion of the “5-star” and “beach” rooms are sold out.

The hospitality and hotel sector in the UAE, and Dubai in particular, is preparing for a season with high occupancy rates during the month of April, coinciding with the holiday season and the spring school holidays.

Data from websites for online reservations showed that a large portion of the rooms offered were sold out, especially in beach and five-star hotel establishments, throughout the month.

Officials in the hospitality sector confirmed to Emirates Today that the demand for the hotel market in Dubai continues to record unprecedented performance levels from the beginning of this year 2024 until now, pointing to strong reservations for the hotel market during Eid al-Fitr and Easter, with occupancy rates reaching up to 100%, supported by the consolidation of the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, its attractiveness as a global tourist destination.

They said that Dubai is a tourist destination that has global appeal throughout the months of the year, for leisure tourism, business tourism and conferences, and it attracts various segments of visitors from all markets.

They explained that the emirate is witnessing many business events and conferences during the months of April and next May, stressing that business tourism is witnessing continuous annual growth in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors, at a time when more business tourists prefer to stay for days and spend leisure holidays in the emirate.

They revealed special offers on hotel room prices, as well as discounts on restaurants and some hotel services, with free stays for children.

They also pointed to a significant increase in group tourism, from previously unusual markets, including South America and Eastern Europe, as well as an influx of tourists from Europe and the markets of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and a promising increase in demand from Asian markets, China, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Gulf.

They also pointed out the reservations coming from the local market, due to the influx of the country’s residents to Dubai, to spend the Eid al-Fitr holiday, and the continuation of the winter tourism season in the emirate.