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Eid Al Fitr: Dubai hotels’ occupancy reaching full capacity


Dubai hotels are witnessing nearly full occupancy levels during Eid Al Fitr, thanks to strong demand for staycations as well as inflow of foreign tourists, especially from Europe and Arab countries.

The occupancy level is reaching 80 per cent, which is in line with the maximum capacity limit set by the government as part of Covid-19 safety and precautionary measures.

Jasmeet Bakshi, group event director of The Hotel Show, said occupancy level in Dubai hasn’t reached pre-pandemic levels yet, but posits the city is “certainly” moving in the right direction.

“According to forecast analysis carried out by Tourism Economics, we could see a return of 5.6 per cent global economic growth this year, taking into account the vaccine rollout, employment recovery, pent-up demand supported by consumer savings, and the eventual removal of travel restrictions,” he said.

“A combination of these factors in tandem will hopefully translate to higher occupancy levels as we move into H2 of 2021 and beyond,” he added.