Abu Dhabi is well on course to meet hotel guest stay targets this year.
The popularity of Abu Dhabi shows no signs of slowing up as tourists from all over the world flooded into the emirate in the first six months of this year.
According to the latest figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), between January and July, 1.37 million people stayed in the state’s iconic hotels – an 11 per cent increase on 2011’s stats and well on course for the annual target of 2.3 million.
Mubarak Al Muhairi, director general of TCA Abu Dhabi, said that the figures are particularly pleasing given the traditional busy season is about to begin.
“A packed entertainment schedule of world-class events and a host of new leisure attractions [are] due to open across the emirate, including the UAE’s largest water park, Yas Waterworld,” he added.
Thousands of people will also head to Abu Dhabi during the first week in November when the F1 circus comes to the amazing Yas Marina circuit.