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.