Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Taimoor Khan0
Dubai Plans to Double Hotel Capacity Until Expo 2020
Dubai is leading the Middle East and Africa for new hotel developments with 96 total projects and 36,523 rooms in the pipelines. Dubai will host more than 100,000 hotel rooms by 2020, up from the 65,000 currently available.
The 428 hotels with 64,800 rooms already exist in Dubai. Now the hotel capacity should be doubled until to the World Expo 2020. Currently there are 87 new top hotels with more than 27,000 rooms in the pipeline.. At the World Expo (20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021) 25 million visitors are expected, of which 70 percent will come from abroad. The busiest year for Dubai hotels is reported to be 2017, with 30 projects opening to the public. Dubai’s first fully solar-powered hotel, Hotel Indigo Dubai the Sustainable City, and its first Mandarin Oriental and Bulgari luxury hotels are to open that year. The major Dubai Pearl development is a mix of six five-star hotels is launch in early-2018 including Dubai’s first MGM Grand and Bellagio hotels, brands made famous by the Las Vegas strip. Total 694 hotel projects currently underway in the Middle East and Africa, set to add 188,817 rooms to the market over the coming years. Dubai wants to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.Dubai Hotel and leisure development, build and investment is significant and set to continue, making Dubai the perfect contract market for global suppliers and investors.