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Abu Dhabi hotels to run at full occupancy during Eid, say sources

Non-national residents expected to lead anticipated boom, accounting for 45 per cent of total check-ins

Occupancy at some hotels in the emirate of Abu Dhabi is projected to run at full capacity during the Eid Al-Adha feast and at 80 per cent in most other hotels, experts and industry sources expect.

The upbeat forecast is driven by a variety of events and festivities, which have been announced to be held during the feast, which falls on September 23.

Moreover, the holiday coincides with several important conferences and events that will take place in Abu Dhabi, including the “World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition”.

Non-national residents are expected to lead the anticipated boom in occupancy rates by accounting for 45 per cent of those who will check in at the emirate’s hotels, according to a report published by Al-Eqtisadi.

Arab nationals will come second at 25 per cent, followed by European visitors (15 per cent), Arabs from non-GCC states (15 per cent), Asians (ten per cent) and other nationalities at five per cent.

Furthermore, the demand for hotel accommodation could surge by 30 per cent during the Eid feast, according to sources and experts.