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Dubai hotel revenues reach $1.8b in H1

14 Sep 2010

(MENAFN) The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) said that the emirate’s hotels revenue reached $1.88 billion in the first half of 2010 compared with a year earlier, Gulf News reported.

Dubai has achieved significant growth in terms of hotel occupancy and tourism arrivals as the number of guests at the emirate�s hotels rose nine percent to 4.2 million in the first half of this year,

The number of hotels in the emirate increased by seven per cent in the first-half to 566, while hotel rooms grew 16 percent to 67,369 from 58,188 rooms last year.

The highest increase in tourists came from Gulf Arab states, up 20 percent to 494,000, followed by visitors from Asia with an increase of 17 percent, reaching around one million guests.

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