AbuDhabi-skylineAbu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority announced the total number of visitors in the first half of 2015. Guest arrivals to Abu Dhabi rose 17 per cent to reach 1.98 million in the first half of 2015.

Theses guests generated nearly 5.7 million nights in the emirate’s 163 hotel apartments and hotels, up 11 per cent from the same period last year.

Revenue for hotel establishments rose 8 per cent to reach Dhs 3.346bn in H1 2015 while room revenues grew by 11 per cent. Services such as venue hire and business events generated revenues worth Dhs 402m, up 22 per cent from the same period last year.

Abu Dhabi also saw a 2 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors in the month of June, receiving nearly 268,335 hotel guests. The number of nights generated by guests also leaped 13 per cent last month, TCA Abu Dhabi noted.