Dubai tops global hotel market in first quarter

Dubai tops global hotel market in first quarter
Dubai was the world’s best performing hotel market in the first quarter of this year – despite a drop in average room rates.

Research from STR says visas on arrival for Russian and Chinese tourists have given a big boost to Dubai hotels. It has helped to offset headwinds such as a strong dirham and weak oil price.

Philip Wooller, STR’s Area Director for the Middle East and Africa, says the Dubai market is still very strong.

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Wooller added that the Dubai market is capable of taking on new challenges.
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