ABU DHABI SETS ITS SIGHTS ON 8.5 MILLION VISITORS BY 2021

A record 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during 2017, meaning the Emirate recorded a 9.8% year-on-year rise.

Figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) show that the number of guests staying in Abu Dhabi during the year rose by 10.3% to reach 4.3 million across its 131 hotels and hotel apartments, which provide 26,821 rooms. The Al Ain Region recorded a 5.5% increase to 450,328 guests across its 20 hotels and the Al Dhafra Region rose 8.2% to number 130,180 guests at its 11 hotels and hotel apartments.

THE OPENING OF LOUVRE ABU DHABI (…) WAS A MONUMENTAL EVENT, NOT ONLY FOR THE EMIRATE, BUT THE COUNTRY AND THE REGION.

According to Mubarak Al Nuaimi, Director Promotions and Overseas Offices at DCT Abu Dhabi, much of the destination’s growth is based on the destination’s exceptional cultural and entertainment offering: “The opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi towards the end of last year was a monumental event, not only for the Emirate, but the country and the region. Other museums including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum will follow on Saadiyat Island to complement the Cultural District. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be a huge draw for visitors to Yas Island and Abu Dhabi while a number of new hotels are scheduled to be developed including the Grand Hyatt, Jumeirah Saadiyat and the Abu Dhabi Edition hotels”.


Photo: Mubarak Al Nuaimi – Director Promotions and Overseas Offices, DCT Abu Dhabi