Hotel revenues in Abu Dhabi increased 16.1 percent in Q1 to around AED1.7 billion ($460 million) from AED1.48 billion in the year-earlier period.
According to the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi (SCAD), the number of hotels and hotel apartments increased to 169 by the end of March against 163 in the same month 2018.
Hotel rooms increased 5.1 percent to 33,074 during the first three months of the year from 31,482 in Q1 2018, state news agency WAM reported.
Hotel guests increased from 1.285 million to 1.291 million during the review period, with hotel nights up from 3.422 million to 3.513 million, edging occupancy rates up from 78 percent to 79 percent by quarter-end.
Hotel guests carrying Gulf passports increased 7.2 percent to 73,000, with non-Arab Africans up 22.9 percent, Arabs 7.5 percent, while North & South American passports holders increased 16.3 percent.