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Abu Dhabi receives 12% rise in hotel guests

Abu Dhabi receives 12% rise in hotel guests
29 Jul 2013

The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi has risen 12% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period last year.

This is according to figures published by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which also revealed that guests are staying longer than previously.

The average stay for the period was 3.17 nights, with a total of 1,333,339 guests frequenting the city's hotels in this first six months of 2013.

'We anticipate the momentum building in the second half of the year which covers key happenings such as the Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi Art, the Al Ain Aerobatics Show, a number of headline concerts on Yas Island and major sporting events,' said director general of TCA Abu Dhabi HE Mubarak Al Muhairi.

He added that business events are drawing significant visitor numbers too, revealing that holidays to Abu Dhabi are not the only driving force behind the improving tourism figures.

Indeed, earlier this year the emirate was ranked among the top 100 busiest meeting destinations in the International Congress and Convention Association's 2012 global city rankings.ADNFCR-408-ID-801617729-ADNFCR

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