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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Hotel occupancy in Dubai drops 14%

Dubai: Hotel occupancy rates in the Gulf's tourism hub Dubai fell 14 per cent in the third quarter compared to the same period a year earlier, latest data from the emirate's Department of Tourism showed.

The occupancy rate for hotel beds declined to 75.2 per cent from 83.1 per cent a year earlier, the data showed, while the number of guest-nights in hotels dropped 3.5 per cent.