Budget hotels in UAE are increasingly popular among the tourists from Russia
It is noted both by the sources of the tourist market in UAE and the Russian tour operators. It probably concerns with the reorientation of the Egyptian tourist traffic. The prices for accommodation in hotels in the United Arab Emirates are held at the last year's level and are declining in some cases, despite the growth of demand. This is due to increased competition on the UAE hospitality market - analysts say. Since the beginning of 2016 in the UAE the number of accommodation places in hotels has increased by at least 5500. According to the report of the analytical company JLL, for the third quarter of 2016 (before October of the last year) in the UAE have been put into service such new hotel projects as WestinAlHabtoor (about 1 000 rooms) and Atana Hotel (about 830 rooms). This year it is expected the opening of the new hotels - Jumeirah Al Naseem (430 rooms) and Dukes Dubaion Palm Jumeirah (279 rooms in the main building and 227 apartments rooms). "The fact of increased number of options for budget accommodation and private apartments pushes the UAE hoteliers to freeze or even reduce prices", - says, in particular, the publication in GulfNews. Ahmed Margush, the General Manager at Danat Al Ain Resort 5 *, notes that the tourists flow from Russia is gradually returning to the pre-crisis level. "The traffic from Russia recovers, with the trend of growth in the coming years", - he says. However, more and more Russian and Chinese tourists are choosing low cost options, which leads to an outflow of visitors from the luxury segment. Compared to the last year, the demand for holidays in the UAE has grown by about 50% - said Marina Makarkova, the Head of Public Relations of Coral Travel tour operators.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.