Doha hotels buck MidEast occupancy rate slump in July

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
A general view of Doha's skyline.

A general view of Doha's skyline.

Hotels in Qatar's capital city bucked the trend in the Middle East by posting a 9.5 percent occupancy rate rise in July, according to new data provided by STR Global.

Doha was the only city in the Middle East to post positive occupancy figures last month as the region saw rates slump by 13.5 percent.

In Doha, occupancy rates at hotels rose to 48.2 percent, STR Global said adding that the only other cities registering growth in the Middle East and Africa was Nairobi in Kenya.

Doha was one of only two Middle East cities to register growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during July.

RevPAR in hotels in Doha rose 2.5 percent to $83.96, the STR Global figures showed.

Hotels in Jeddah also posted RevPAR growth last month with a 6.3 percent increase to $203.68. Jeddah also reported the best performance in average daily rates which rose 13 percent to $258.81, achieving the only double-digit increase in that metric.

Overall, the region reported a 13.5 percent decrease in occupancy to 49 percent, a 5.6 percent increase in average daily rate to $147.82 and an 8.6 percent decrease in revenue per available room to $72.37.

Cairo, which has been hit by new unrest following the toppling of president Mohammed Mursi, saw occupancy rates fall 60.1 percent to 16.6 percent, while RevPAR fell 62 percent to $16.68.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Over half of suppliers asked for bribes by hotel managers - survey

Over half of suppliers asked for bribes by hotel managers - survey

Nearly three quarters of suppliers said they know of other firms...

3
The new RNB stars

The new RNB stars

How Jason Myers, Gert Kopera and Christian Gradnitzer plan to...

100-year anniversary of commercial passenger aviation

100-year anniversary of commercial passenger aviation

On New Year’s Day 1914, the first paying aeroplane passenger...

Most Discussed
  • 15
    Germany puzzled as UAE think tank ordered to close

    Matt, your words sound kind of funny given the role the Britain has played in this region for so many decades.
    And given the democratic tradition that... more

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:10 PM - one of the joes
  • 10
    UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal

    "Under Sharia, a parent cannot be executed for killing their child"
    A spouse could be executed if he/she kills his/her spouse, as none of them is... more

    Friday, 18 April 2014 3:38 PM - Nihar
  • 3
    To diet or not to diet?

    It is best to eat by your blood type. Following this diet is miraculous. Generic diets don't always work as certain foods are not good for the individual... more

    Friday, 18 April 2014 11:49 AM - Shamira Mitha
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams