Fifa World Cup 2022: A 20% increase in UAE hotel rates is expected, with 100% occupancy

As the biggest sporting event in the region approaches, UAE hotels and homestays are experiencing a major upswing. During the Qatar World Cup, experts expect room rates to increase by at least 20%, and many expect 100% occupancy.

The football spectacle is expected to boost the hospitality industry in the country.There is a 20 percent increase in room rates during the World Cup, especially during the group stages, said Varun Ahuja, Director of Sales at Aloft Dubai South.

Having a hotel close to the airport, we have a robust pipeline of bookings from (match) ticket holders, and accommodation demand in August and September is expected to spike once again.

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