UAE hotels among 'best performers' in 2020 with 51.7% average occupancy
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UAE hotels among ‘best performers’ in 2020 with 51.7% average occupancy

Hotels in the UAE and around the Middle East are heading for a V-shaped recovery after putting up a “sterling performance” compared to their global peers last year, an industry source said on Tuesday.

According to STR data, hotel occupancy in the country and the Middle East reached 51.7 percent and 45.9 percent, respectively.

“Although these figures were [16.5 percent and 29.3 percent] down year-on-year, given the challenges presented by the pandemic, it is a remarkable achievement and proves just how resilient the hotel sector is in the UAE and wider Middle East,” said Danielle Curtis, exhibition director for the Middle East at the Arabian travel Market.

Curtis noted that the UAE was one of the best performing countries last year,…

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