Guests from UAE and Saudi Arabia dominate hotel Eid bookings

Guests from UAE and Saudi Arabia dominate hotel Eid bookings
The UAE boasts a large portfolio of hospitality offerings including 5-star luxury resorts, desert camps, and boutique hotels.

Rohma Sadaqat

Published: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 8:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 8 Aug 2019, 10:27 PM

UAE residents and visitors from Saudi Arabia are dominating hotel bookings across the UAE, as the country prepares for the long Eid break, hospitality experts revealed.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, many hotel and travel officials noted that Dubai remained a popular destination in the GCC, especially during the Eid breaks, due to its wide range of family friendly offerings.
"With the long Eid break, we can really expect to see more guests from the UAE and Saudi Arabia in our hotel since we are very close to City Walk, one of the most popular destinations in Dubai," said JS Anand, chief executive officer of LEVA Hotels & Resorts.
He added that guests have started looking at holidays in a manner that doesn't require "master planning."
"We are expecting to see last-minute reservations from UAE residents in our hotel that take advantage of our staycation offers for the GCC and UAE markets - stay four nights and get one night free," he explained. "We are also receiving a good amount of reservations and queries from Saudi guests with our special rates. Our bigger units such as the 'Family Club' suite with three cluster bedrooms and 'Deluxe Interconnecting' rooms are popular during this time among GCC visitors travelling with their families to celebrate Eid."
Suhaila Saqer Obaid Ghubash, director of Events and Festivals, Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, also spoke about how the retail industry in Dubai has geared itself up for the event with special holiday promotions and events.
"Retail outlets across the city are making great efforts to honour the joyous celebration of Eid in Dubai. From entertainment, to retail promotions and family-friendly events, there will be many exciting activities for residents and visitors to enjoy during the special holiday," she said. "Eid Al Adha is a key event in the annual Retail Calendar and we work closely with our partners to offer the best experiences for everyone spending Eid in Dubai. In addition to the themed décor that takes over Dubai during this season, the city's malls will also be celebrating with a variety of sales, events and promotions, making Dubai a top retail destination over the holiday."
She added: "We are confident that hotels and resorts across the emirate will offer attractive deals at highly competitive rates for residents to enjoy. Dubai offers a range of offers including 5-star luxury resorts, desert camps, and boutique hotels, giving everyone the chance to enjoy the festivities and relax during the summer break."

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