Based on daily data from October, Dubai reported:
- increases in supply (+5.7%) and demand (+3.4%);
- a 2.2% decrease in occupancy to 79.9%;
- a 12.9% decrease in average daily rate to AED883.06; and
- a 14.8% decrease in revenue per available room to AED705.44.
A slowing in demand in Dubai can be attributed to the shift of Eid al-Adha from October 2014 to September 2015. Despite the decrease in occupancy, however, absolute occupancy remained above historic trends for the month. ADR in the market has continued to decline in year-over-year comparisons as the market prices more competitively to try to stimulate the traditional levels of high demand.
STR Global will release October 2015 results later this month. The November edition of the STR Global Hotel Market Forecast will be available at the end of the month.