Industry Update
Performance11 February 2019

STR: Preliminary January Data For Dubai Hotels

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Smith Travel Research

LONDON - STR's preliminary January 2019 data for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, indicates performance affected by a continued influx of new room inventory.

Based on daily data from January, Dubai reported the following in year-over-year comparisons:

  • Supply: +9.3%
  • Demand: +3.9%
  • Occupancy: -4.9% to 82.2%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -11.4% to AED714.01
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -15.8% to AED586.79

STR analysts note that year-over-year declines are to be expected with significant supply growth ahead of Expo 2020. Regardless, demand (room nights sold) grew for the fourth consecutive month, and occupancy eclipsed 90% for each of the first three nights of the year.

STR will release full January results later this month.

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