A rise in the number of people heading to Dubai from China has seen demand for the emirate’s hotel rooms increase.

The popularity of Dubai among people from China is on the increase, with the emirate seeing a strong rise in demand in hotel rooms among people from the country.

The state has announced it saw a 27 per cent increase in the number of hotel room bookings coming from the country during 2011, compared with the previous year.

In total, 193,000 stays were made by people who travelled from the Asian nation, although far more people than this came to Dubai, as many stayed in the homes of their friends or family members.

The most popular places to stay among these travellers are the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel, the Atlantis The Palm hotel and the Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel.

News of the popularity of the emirate’s hotels could be welcomed by their investors, as the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference recently suggested now could be a good time to help fund the development of more accommodation.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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