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Dubai Hotels Report Occupancy-Driven Performance Growth in January 2018

High demand was enough to outpace somewhat slowing supply growth and push a positive occupancy comparison. As a result, Dubai saw its first January increase in RevPAR since 2014. STR analysts note the year-over-year change in supply would be the lowest for any month since November 2012.

STR’s preliminary January 2018 data for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, indicates occupancy-driven performance growth. 

Based on daily data from January, Dubai reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: 

  • Supply: +3.6%
  • Demand: +5.5%
  • Occupancy: +1.5% to 86.4%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -0.6% to AED814.51
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +1.0% to AED703.89 

High demand was enough to outpace somewhat slowing supply growth and push a positive occupancy comparison. As a result, Dubai saw its first January increase in RevPAR since 2014. STR analysts note the year-over-year change in supply would be the lowest for any month since November 2012. 

Additionally, demand was aided by a fast-rebounding Russia source market, especially in beachfront properties. 

STR will release full January results later this month. The January edition of STR’s market forecast is now available.  

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