Dubai’s hotels have seen strong demand during the first two weeks of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Dubai’s hotels have seen strong demand during the first two weeks of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

In some cases, establishments are reporting that they have been overbooked as many people take flights to Dubai to take advantage of the wide range of discounts and promotions on offer to shoppers.

Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts recorded an average occupancy of 70 per cent at its Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel property for the fortnight, while the Emaar Hospitality Group’s five-star premium hotel brand, The Address Hotels and Resorts has also reported strong occupancies.

Leonard Theng, director of sales and marketing at Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, said: “In the first couple of weeks of the DSF, we managed to increase our occupancy levels by around 30 per cent.

“We are projecting an average of 70 per cent occupancies for the remaining days of the festival.”

The Dubai Shopping Festival was first held in 1996 and has developed into a major attraction for overseas visitors.

Written by Ruth Norris.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate