By the end of 2019, the number of hotel rooms in Dubai will significantly increase. It is expected that the number will reach 132 thousand units. Tourism is one of the most dynamically developing industries in the UAE. The country makes a lot of efforts to make the Emirates to be the attractive destination for travel and stimulate the tourism growth. The hospitality sector will continue to grow. According to the latest research of the Department of Tourism, the level of occupancy of hotels is about 80%. At the same time, taking into account the growth in the number of rooms, competition among hotels will only increase.
The growth in supply in hotel sector is a response to the growing demand from tourists. The duration time stay of the travelers in the territory of the Emirates has also increased. In 2017, Dubai was visited by nearly 16 million tourists from all over the world. Three- and four-star hotels are the most popular among travelers. The number of hotels in this category will increase by approximately 13% along with the tourism growth. Tourists always have something to occupy themselves in the UAE. The main preferences of tourists are shopping, visiting cafes, and restaurants, various activities, relaxation on the beach. Certainly, some people visit the UAE to open the company and develop the business. This also affects the tourism growth in the country.
Dubai is doing its best to satisfy the most versatile needs and demands of travelers. Dubai is great for both beach lovers and those who prefer active holidays views. The tourism growth is the result of deliberate efforts of the country. Over the next five to six years, the United Arab Emirates will remain the extremely important center for tourism and entrepreneurship. The UAE follows the path of the dynamic economic growth and holds the leading position in the MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa).