Dubai has achieved the 100,000 hotel room milestone and expects 34,000 new room additions in the course of next two years, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said.

The milestone was reached following the opening of the Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City in August.

The tourism body has previously forecast the need for continued industry pipeline growth at the rate of 12 percent between 2015 and 2018 to sustain a competitive market.

“For the hotel sector, high demand from international travellers, and the consequent growth in tourism volumes, has been the cornerstone of fostering continued investment in supply enhancement, which has seen us cross this historic 100,000-room threshold,” Helal Al Merri, director general, Dubai Tourism, said in a statement. More info

By Staff