The latest figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi for the emirate’s hospitality sector show the number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during June rose by 6% compared to the same month a year ago.

The UK posted a 14.5% increase for the month, a 12.9% increase for the first six months of 2018. In total 339,592 visitors were guests of the destination’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments during June, an increase of more than 19,000 over the previous year. 

For the first six months of 2018, the figures show Abu Dhabi upping the total number of hotel guests to the emirate by 5% on the year, with 2,413,230 guests in total arriving.

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “For the year-to-date position, we are showing just over 5% growth, indicating that we are on track to achieve our targets of consecutive record-breaking years. We will continue to focus hard on our key markets for the second half of the year, with milestone events, such as the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Art, and new world-class attractions opening, in the shape of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, we are confident we will finish the year as robustly as we began it.”

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