Why UAE tourism is buoyant in 2014

The UAE’s tourism sector is expected to be robust next year, buoyed by a sustained growth in tourism numbers.

“[The sector’s growth] is backed by favourable fundamentals and driven by the positive image of Dubai,” Chiheb Ben Mahmoud, head of hotel advisory for the Middle East and Africa region at Jones Lang LaSalle, told Gulf News, adding that winning Expo 2020 will highlight Dubai and the UAE.

Hotels in Dubai have posted high occupancy rates this year – over the 80 per cent mark in the high season – and that is unlikely to change in 2014, although rates could be marginally lower.

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