“We have seen a good first two months of 2021 and closed the first quarter with 79 per cent occupancy. Now, we see stabilisation because Ramadan is a bit quiet with around 75 per cent occupancy. I expect summer will also be stable around the same number and then Q4 will see occupancy level hitting 90 per cent,” Ashour said.
Depending on the sighting of the crescent, UAE residents are expected to have a 4-5 day holiday break during Eid Al Fitr.
Mamoun Hmedan, managing director for Mena and India at travel and hotel booking website Wego, noted that, with Eid Al Fitr holidays approaching, hotel searches in the UAE have also increased gradually.
“Hotels are offering special deals for the Eid holiday, including value-added offers for families. We expect that these offers will revive tourism and attract more tourists. Through our platform, we saw an increase in hotel searches by around 500 per cent, from March to April, for Eid al-Fitr period. We also noticed during the pandemic that…