Dubai expected to improve hotel mix after Expo win


By Andy Sambidge

More budget and mid-market hotel brands will arrive in Dubai as the emirate looks for significant increases in tourists over the next few years, an industry expert has said.

Nearly 40 percent of the Dubai’s existing room supply are in luxury or upper-upscale hotels with only 10 percent in the upper-midscale and midscale segments.

John Podaras, partner at Hotel Development Resources, said Dubai’s hotel offering will also become increasingly more specialised.

Podaras said in comments published by Hotel News Now: “The increasing numbers of visitors will definitely see a proliferation of new mid-market and budget arrivals, something that the market has been talking about for a long time now. More info

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