Regional News

214,000 rooms under construction across MEA

April 2016

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 213,965 rooms  under construction in the region, said a report.

Of the total, about 151,771 rooms are under contract in the Middle East, while the rest are in the African region.

The Saudi city of Makkah topped the MEA list for the largest number of rooms under construction with the total put at 21,068 rooms in 13 hotels, according to the January Pipeline Report from
STR Global.

Three other markets reported more than 5,000 rooms under construction: Dubai, UAE (19,846 rooms in 63 hotels); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (6,738 rooms in 30 hotels); and Doha, Qatar (5,980 rooms in 26 hotels).

The report was released ahead of the 2016 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a leading travel trade exhibition which takes place in Dubai this month (April 25 to 28).

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