Dubai’s hospitality sector continued to expand its supply during the first quarter of the year by around 1,500 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments.

At the end of March 2016 the total number of hotel rooms and hotel apartments amounted to 98,949, 5% growth on Q1 2015. Dubai also accounted for 4.1 million overnight visitors, up 5.1%, with visitors from Saudi Arabia, India and the UK increasing the most.

Notable projects launched included the 171-room lifestyle brand Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis,  the five-star Majlis Grand Mercure Hotel & Residences Al Garhoud (comprising 250 hotel rooms and 100 serviced apartments) and the 350-key Ibis Styles Al Garhoud.

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