Hotels reach full occupancy following announcement of nine-day Eid Al Fitr holidays in the United Arab Emirates


After the Eid holidays were announced on Monday, there has been a sharp increase in demand for hotels and short-term rentals in the UAE.

The notification states that depending on when the moon is observed for Eid Al Fitr, residents would have a respite of six or nine days.

“By midweek, our complex was already experiencing high occupancy.”

Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort General Manager Ramsey Saarany fixed. But as soon as the holiday was declared, we noticed an increase in bookings for earlier days. Consequently, bookings for the entire week look strong at the moment. We have extraordinarily high occupancy rates and most days are expected to be fully booked.

For UAE citizens, this Eid break will be the longest public holiday of the year, which has resulted in an approximately 400% increase in airfares to some destinations. Additionally, short-term rentals have seen growth in business.

Vinayak Mahtani, CEO, bnbme holiday homeshe claimed,

“This year, the Eid holiday is longer and with the rush of last-minute bookings we expect a big increase, with a predicted 30 per cent increase in business compared to last year.”

“Rates vary depending on the size and location of the facility, but with the current increase, hotel rates start at approximately Dh10,000 per night. We are projecting an occupancy rate of a staggering 80%, double that of the previous year.

‘Significant increase’ in demand

Other hotels across the country are also reporting exceptionally high occupancy rates. According to the hotel, between 80 and 90 percent of the rooms at Banyan Tree Dubai in Bluewaters are booked.

“We have noticed a notable increase in bookings, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia markets.”

fixed Bassem Saudy, hotel sales and marketing director.

“Many guests are taking advantage of our Eid Staycation offer, which includes 20% off the best available room rate, daily breakfast and 20% off dining and spa experiences.”

Many of the hotels receive visitors from all over the world.

“Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton has seen a surge in Eid demand, mainly from GCC countries, Turkey and various parts of Europe.”

fixed Mouna Kessous, marketing director of the cluster.

“We have occupancy rates significantly above 90%.”

It’s not just accommodation establishments that are seeing an increase in demand. Buses and rental cars are also selling out quickly. He Founder and CEO of Selfdrive Mobility, Soham Shahhe claimed,

“We anticipate an increase of up to 10% in daily or weekly bookings due to an increase in demand for transport services.”

“We anticipate a preference for spacious and comfortable vehicles, particularly large and compact SUVs, given the family-friendly nature of the Eid celebrations.”

Families traveling together can fit comfortably in these cars.

Hotels in the United Arab Emirates charge high rates, but their guests don’t skimp on their vacations. According ramsey, Demand for hotel luxury villa packages is increasing. He declared,

“Our pool villas offer stunning views and privacy.”

Additionally, visitors can take advantage of unique experiences such as a personalized barbecue prepared by your personal chef. Bookings for larger rooms and villas have increased, which we attribute to groups and extended families looking for spacious accommodation during their visit.

All-inclusive packages at Banyan Tree are also very popular. Couples and families alike choose packages that include accommodations, food and drink, and spa services, depending on base.

“People prefer a luxury break with personalized service and everything conveniently available.”

According to Mahtani, Downtown, Dubai Marina and JBR are the most sought-after areas in Dubai for short-term rentals.

News Source: Khaleej Times


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