The number of hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East increased by 50.4 per cent year-on-year in January 2016 according to a new report by research firm STR Global.
The region had 251 hotels featuring 80,350 rooms under construction and 538 hotels with 151,771 rooms under contract in January.
Makkah had the largest number of rooms under construction, with 21,068 rooms in 13 hotels. This was followed by Dubai, with 19,846 rooms in 63 hotels, Riyadh with 6,738 rooms in 30 hotels, and Doha, with 5,980 rooms in 26 hotels.
Alongside Dubai, hotel room supply is also increasing in Abu Dhabi with supply in the UAE capital increasing by 4 percent compared to January last year.
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