Abu Dhabi sees big rise in hotel guests

A total of 4.1 million visitors stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels last year, up 24 per cent from 2021, new figures have shown.

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, said hotel revenues for 2022  had climbed by 23 per cent from the previous year to AED 5.4 billion.

The average hotel stay was about 3 nights per guest, and the average revenue per available room was AED 263.

UAE nationals accounted for the largest share of the capital's hotel guests during the past year, with a share of 29 per cent, or the equivalent of 1.2 million guests.

Indian nationals led all other non-Emiratis with a share of 12 per cent, or the equivalent of 480,000 visitors, up 31 per cent from the same period in 2021.

The nationals of Britain, Egypt, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia followed with a share of 4 per cent each.

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