Written by Bob Brunskill
Commercial property in Dubai within the hospitality industry has enjoyed a successful August, it has been reported.
Five-star hotels along the beach recorded 97 per cent occupancy rates for the second week of this month - and the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has put the figures down to tourist movement.
Some 81 per cent of rooms in four-star accommodation were filled, while a further 76 per cent of beds were booked in five-star places within the city.
Khalid A bin Sulayem is director general of DTCM and noted the second week of August had seen a five per cent increase in hotel room occupancy compared to the same period for the year before.
There are also 17 per cent more rooms available. Last year there were 49,656 and now there are 58,147.
Mr bin Sulayem commented: "Dubai's performance was the best among the results of other tourist destinations.
"Dubai continues to maintain its strong position due to the efforts made by both the public and private sectors and due to the varied tourism product offering available in the emirate."
Visitors can log on to the DTCM website and view an interactive map of the state.