According to the latest figures, over a third of all hotel rooms that are being added in the Middle East and Africa list is being constructed in the UAE.
Hotel industry analysts STR stated that the UAE has a total of 56,701 rooms under construction that would increase the nation’s supply by 33.6%.
STR’s April 2019 pipeline data disclosed 424 hotel projects considering 125,052 rooms in construction in the Middle East and 141 projects and 25,056 rooms in construction in Africa.
The Middle East total depicted a 9.3% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. The Middle East also disclosed an additional 30,203 rooms in the final planning stage and 45,991 rooms in planning.
Between the Middle East and Africa, four nations disclosed over 4,000 rooms under construction, with Saudi Arabia (42,571 rooms) planning to raise its hotel supply by 42.9% and Oman planning 4,129 new rooms, 21.7% of present supply.