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Negative RevPAR Results for Dubai Hotels Continues in October 2014

STR Global’s preliminary October data for Dubai indicate negative revenue-per-available-room performance.

 Based on daily data from October, Dubai reported:

  •  increases in supply (+7.3 percent) and increases in demand (+6.3 percent); 
  • a 0.9-percent decrease in occupancy to 81.7 percent; 
  • a 1.6-percent decrease in average daily rate to AED1,034.57; 
  • and a 2.3-percent decline in RevPAR to AED845.60. 

“Eid al-Adha took place in the earlier part of this month; however, as Eid also took place in October last year, we do not see much impact on the monthly numbers this year. This will change for 2015”, said Elizabeth Winkle, managing director of STR Global. “Supply outpaced demand growth marginally for Dubai, resulting in flat occupancy growth and yet the city was able to maintain the same occupancy levels as the year before”, Winkle continued.

“From an ADR perspective, Dubai hotels were able to maintain their rates above AED1,000, as Dubai starts to move into its peak period”. STR Global will release October 2014 results in two weeks. The November edition of the STR Global Hotel Market Forecast will be available later this month.

 About STR Global: STR Global provides clients-including hotel operators, developers, financiers, analysts and suppliers to the hotel industry-access to hotel research with regular and custom reports covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and South America. STR Global provides a single source of global hotel data covering daily and monthly performance data, segmentation data, forecasts, annual profitability, pipeline and census information. Hotel operators can join the surveys on a complimentary basis and benefit from free industry data. STR Global is part of the STR family of companies and is proudly associated with STR, RRC Associates, STR Analytics and Hotel News Now. For more information, please visit