The Department of Economic Development has welcomed the report which promotes discussions between government and stakeholders.
Islamic economy growing at twice the rate of global economy.
Dubai saw a 3.5 per cent decrease in occupancy to 82.5 per cent as well as double-digit drops in ADR (-11.6 per cent to Dh833.78) and RevPAR (-14.7 per cent to Dh687.63).
While the UAE ranks as the 37the most affordable destination for expats, Oman is placed 18th and Bahrain 23rd. Kuwait and Qatar are relatively not so affordable at 45th and 46th positions.