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STR: Preliminary May data for Abu Dhabi hotels

June 11, 2020

Abu Dhabi’s hotel industry reported improved but still relatively low performance levels, according to preliminary May data from STR.

Compared with May 2019:

  • Occupancy: +5.7% to 55.2%
  • Average daily rate (ADR): -26.3% to AED251.40
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -22.1% to AED138.88

The 55.2% occupancy level was up from April 2020 (47.3%) and represented the market’s first year-over-year increase in the metric since November 2019. STR analysts note, however, that May was the market’s lowest occupancy month in 2019, which created a low comparison base.

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