Hospitality resurgence in the UAE post-Covid-19

Hospitality resurgence in the UAE post-Covid-19


According to a Colliers report, the UAE’s hospitality sector is flourishing post-pandemic. 

Dubai remains a strong market, as it is one of few cities with such a rich hospitality offering. Indeed, the emirate witnessed a 197 percent increase in international overnight visitors y-o-y from January to May 2022, bringing the UAE’s total visitor count to 6.17 million, up from 2 million for the same period last year.

To date, the UAE boasts 116,800 branded keys, 2,466 of which were introduced by Dubai in the first half of 2022. An additional 1,300 keys are expected in the second half of the year, with Sharjah set to introduce 282 new keys, Ras Al Khaimah 696 and Fujairah 175.

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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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