Abu Dhabi sees 17 per cent rise in visitor numbers

Guest arrivals into Abu Dhabi in the first six months of the year numbered more than 1.98 million, a rise of 17% on the corresponding period in 2014.

These guests generated 5,728,765 guest nights in the emirate’s 163 hotel and hotel apartments, an increase of 11% on the previous year, according to figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.  

June 2015 showed an increase of 2% in hotel guests when compared to June of last year, with the 268,335 hotel guest arrivals generating a leap in guest nights of 13% to 870,304.  

Jasem Al Darmaki, acting director general, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: "We set ourselves a challenging guest arrivals target of 3.9 million hotel guests for this year, which we are very confident of achieving, especially given that our highly impressive half-year figures show double digit growth."  

The UK was identified as one of the largest overseas markets.

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