More than 80 new hotels set to open in the UAE in 2018

New research says the UAE currently has more than 200 hotel projects in the pipeline
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By Staff writer
Fri 22 Sep 2017 09:08 AM

More than 80 new hotels are expected to open in the UAE next year, according to a new report.

The latest Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS – commissioned by The Hotel Show Dubai 2017 which took place this week - has identified the UAE as being the busiest country for new build hotels in the Middle East and Africa.

The region currently has more than 200 hotel projects in the pipeline, with Dubai (164 projects), Abu Dhabi (25 projects) and Ras al Khaimah (12 projects) seen as the busiest areas for hotel construction in the UAE. Of these properties, 83 will open next year, the report said.

Some of the most anticipated hotel openings include Dubai’s Rosemont Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton (730 rooms) and Fairmont Abu Dhabi Marina Hotel & Residences (812 rooms), it added.

“The spotlight is firmly on the hospitality industry in this region, particularly the UAE,” said Ray Tinston, portfolio director of the dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa.

“Some of the business deals orchestrated at our shows this week has been unprecedented, and just goes to illustrate once more how continually forward-thinking and how constantly growing the hospitality market is in this part of the world.”

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