Hotels in the Middle East reported occupancy increased 3.4% to 72.1%, ADR dropped 5.9% to $146.47 and RevPAR decreased 2.6% to $105.56. In Africa, hotel occupancy rose just 0.4% to 68.1%, ADR increased 0.2% to $110.95 and RevPAR rose 0.6% to $75.60.
Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported occupancy was mostly flat in November (+0.1% to 84.4%) but a 9.3% ADR dive to 610.19 Emirati dirhams ($166.15) drove RevPAR down 9.2% to 515.01 dirhams ($140.23).
Middle East hotel RevPAR declined 5.1% to $95.09 in 2019, but in Africa, hotel RevPAR rose 2.6% to $67.01 for the year.
It is amidst a turbulent economic outlook and political instability that the region continues to diversify its economic reliance on oil production and to commit large investments on tourism and non-oil related sectors. The Middle East region continues to face distraught on the back of ongoing political conflicts and a fragile energy sector.