STR Reports Eid Al-Fitr Boosts Hotel Bookings in Key Middle East Markets


Key markets in the Middle East are revealing a spike in hotel tenancy on the books throughout Eid al-Fitr, according to STR’s Forward STAR information.

” While generally slower throughout Ramadan, leisure travel within the Middle East is set to resume throughout Eid,” stated Kostas Nikolaidis, STR’s account executive, Middle East & & Africa. “Many nations provide paid vacations for 3 to 5 days post-Ramadan, which is where we usually see spikes in tenancy. This year, nevertheless, Qatar revealed an 11- day vacation, additional extending the length of travel time offered to commemorate completion of the Holy Month.”

When taking a look at the Eid travel duration (since 10 April), Abu Dhabi and Dubai reveal tenancy on the books peaking on Saturday, 22 April at levels of 59.7% and 60.3%, respectively.

In Qatar, nevertheless, tenancy on the books reaches its acme on Sunday, 23 April (at 42.3%).

” Qatar naturally runs at a lower tenancy when compared to Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” stated Nikolaidis. “The prolonged Eid vacation duration in the market this year might result in lower tenancy peaks as need might spread out throughout more days. In general, we are preparing for Eid to signify a go back to the strong efficiency seen throughout the area recently, with Qatar forecasted to reach the 70% mark, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai anticipated to accomplish tenancy above 80% throughout the vacation duration.”

Last year throughout Eid, Qatar and Dubai’s tenancy increased on 4 May at 78.2% and 88.8%, respectively, while Abu Dhabi saw its greatest tenancy level on 3 May (at 85.4%).

STR offers premium information benchmarking, analytics and market insights for worldwide hospitality sectors. Established in 1985, STR preserves an existence in 15 nations with a business North American head office in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a global head office in London, and an Asia Pacific head office in Singapore. STR was gotten in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading supplier of industrial realty info, analytics and online markets. For additional information, please go to and


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