Hotels

Dubai Hotels Exploring New Ideas To Increase Occupancy

Dubai hotels are considering new ideas and angles to create new business, following sharp drops in occupancy rates and revenues last year.  Director of Sales at Samaya Hotel in Deira explained “There is a decline in demand for rooms, and a lot of new hotels have recently opened and therefore caused an imbalance in supply and demand.”  STR Global reported that occupancy levels in Dubai hotels dropped from 77.2 percent in 2008 to 69.4 percent in 2009. Average daily rates fell from $308.51 in 2008 to US$235.48 (Dh864). 

Dubai hotels are looking for new markets for business, cutting costs, and launching promotions.  Area Director for Rotana Dubai and Northern Emirates, Naeem Darkallazy, said they are being very aggressive now and aiming for 100 percent occupancy rates during the Dubai Shopping Festival.   Darkallazy said they are investing a lot of money in promoting in the near and Far East.  He said they are trying to tap new markets for business because the economy in Dubai’s key source markets, the UK and Europe, remain weak.
 

More Hotels
Hilton’s ‘bleisure’ travel option – a new way to work and play
Family friendly hotels most popular for long weekends
Learn Emirati cooking at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira, Dubai
Latest Travel News
Zipline reopens in UAE’s highest peak Je...
Football legend Rio Ferdinand promotes D...
LEGOLAND® New York to open in 2020...
Featured Sights To See
Jardim Zoologico

Jardim Zoologico

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Address: Rua Paula e Silva, Sao Cristovao Tel: 2569 2024 Admission: US$2 Opening Times: 9am-4:30pm Tue-Sun Located 200m from the old imperial residence of Qunita da Boa Vista, Rio’s zoo has a medium sized menagerie of animals: mostly Brazilian mammals and endangered species. The tropical bird aviary and the Nocturnal House where you can get up close with sloths, bats and other night ...

Sultan Hassan Masjid

Sultan Hassan Masjid

Cairo, Egypt

The Madrassa of Sultan Hassan Mosque is a masterpiece of Mamluk architecture and one of the largest in the world. It was commissioned in 1356AD by Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qalaoun for the purpose of establishing a school and mosque that would cater to the four branches of Sunni Islam: Shafi, maliki, Hanafi, and Hanbali. Sharia el-Qal'a, Islamic Cairo Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m...

Trinity College

Trinity College

Dublin, Ireland

Trinity is Ireland's oldest college.  Its charter was granted by Queen Elizabeth in 1592 as part of the effort to consolidate English control of Ireland.  Catholics were not allowed entry into college until 1793, and all such restrictions were banned by 1873.  The university started to grow in the eighteenth century as the political situation in Ireland stabilized.  Many of the...

Stockholm City Museum

Stockholm City Museum

Stockholm, Sweden

Feel  seven and a half centuries of Stockholm’s history come alive as you wander around this museum. The different floors of this building show the different stages of the city’s developemnet and growth, from the Medieval times to the present day modern metropolis. Smaller exhibitions, like the photographic exhibition, also run concurrently with the main one. The museum has a cafe and a shop, and ...