June sees increase in Abu Dhabi visitor numbers

June sees increase in Abu Dhabi visitor numbers

The latest figures from Abu Dhabi show the number of hotel guests staying in the emirate during June rose by six per cent compared to the same month a year ago.

The UK posted a 14.5 per cent increase for the month, and a 12.9 per cent increase for the first six months of 2018.

In total 339,592 visitors were guests of Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during June, an increase of more than 19,000 over the previous year.

For the first six months of 2018, the figures show Abu Dhabi upping the total number of hotel guests to the emirate by five per cent on the year, with 2,413,230 guests in total arriving.

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Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary, DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “For the year-to-date position, we are showing just over five per cent growth, indicating that we are on track to achieve our targets of consecutive record-breaking years.

“We will continue to focus hard on our key markets for the second half of the year, with milestone events, such as the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Art, and new world-class attractions opening, in the shape of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, we are confident we will finish the year as robustly as we began it.”