Brits staying in Dubai 20% longer this year

Figures released in the past week show that so far this year, Britons are spending 20 per cent longer in Dubai than in 2011.

UK-based tourists now spend an average of four-and-a-half days in the emirate, which has been coupled with a 14 per cent rise in the number of guest nights, Breaking Travel News reported.

Although luxury hotels are still favoured by the majority of visitors, apartments and four-star accommodation have seen the biggest increases in the number of guest nights, by 37 per cent and 23 per cent year-on-year respectively.

“The rise in guests choosing value-for-money accommodation is understandable and shows that visitors are becoming increasingly aware of the range of options available to them in the emirate,” Ian Scott, director of UK and Ireland for Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing, told the news provider.

Over 13,000 new rooms are reported to be opening this year as Dubai’s popularity increases.

Written by Erin Marshall

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