Abu Dhabi welcomes 1.3 million hotel guests during Q3 2019


The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during the third quarter of 2019 exceeded 1.3 million. 

That's according to the figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, which pointed out that it marked a 1.7 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

The report also showed that total hotel revenues for the third quarter were up to AED1.1 billion, a rise of 1.7 per cent from 2018.

Meanwhile, hotel occupancy was up 4 per cent to 69 per cent; while Average Length of Stay (ALOS) was up 5.6 per cent to 2.5 nights.

In the year-to-date in 2019, there have been almost 3.8 million hotel guests, a 2.9 per cent increase on 2018.

These figures were spearheaded by impressive visitor number statistics from key markets, with hotel guests from India, the UK, Oman and Saudi Arabia all showing solid increases for the July-September period. 

More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 11:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • Lunch with Lloyd

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    No one knows entertainment better than veteran Dubai broadcaster Mark Lloyd.


On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.


    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!