Dubai is a hub for foreign tourists, and hotels in the city are no exception.
The city has become known for its stunning desert landscapes, and its hotels have long attracted international and domestic travelers looking for a quick escape.
But a new study suggests Dubai’s hotels may be doing more than just making the best of the desert.
According to Next Big Futures, Dubai hotels have more than doubled their occupancy over the last five years.
And the number of foreign visitors visiting the country is soaring.
The report estimates that between 2014 and 2019, there will be more than 10 million international visitors to Dubai, a number that will likely increase to as many as 40 million by 2026.
The rise in international tourism in Dubai, however, has been mostly driven by a number of factors, such as the country’s low cost of living, and the fact that the city has a burgeoning international tourist industry.
“Dubai is still a very expensive place to live,” said John Jansen, managing director of Destination Dubai, an online travel booking site.
“The average cost of a hotel room in Dubai has doubled in the last decade and is now $3,000.”
And Jansen’s company says the number and types of hotel rooms available in the country are also on the rise.
The number of rooms in hotels in Dubai is up from about 1,300 to 1,600 between 2014-2015 and 1,500 to 1.00 in 2020-21, according to the company.
And more and more international guests are visiting the city, especially since its popularity among the international tourist market has skyrocketed.
“Hotel occupancy is now at an all-time high,” said Jansen.
“And there are more and bigger rooms available than ever before.”
Dubai is the largest hotel destination in the Middle East, and it has long been the epicenter for the countrys most popular tourist attraction.
In 2012, the city hosted about 3.3 million international travelers, and according to Destination Dubai’s statistics, that number increased to 6.1 million in 2019.
The increase in foreign tourists has made it the second-most popular tourist destination in Dubai after Hong Kong, and more than twice as popular as Dubai’s neighbor, Abu Dhabi.
The Dubai hotel industry is a very different story.
For years, the industry has been plagued by corruption and abuse.
According the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Tourism, hotels have been involved in a number the abuses, including forced labor, bribery, and theft.
But it also reported that there was no significant increase in the number or type of abuses against hotel employees.
“Our hotel workers are doing everything they can to protect themselves and their families,” said Abu Dhabi’s tourism minister, Mohammed al-Omar.
“We don’t want them to lose their jobs and that is why we have implemented all measures to ensure the safety of our employees.”
For now, Dubai’s hotel industry has seen a sharp decrease in the abuse of its workers.
But the industry is not immune from corruption either.
The hotel industry in the UAE has been the subject of a number investigations by the Ministry of Culture, according the Dubai Tourism Department.
But this investigation was dropped by the government, citing the importance of the investigation.
“There are no signs of corruption,” said Dubai Tourism Minister Mohammed al -Omar, adding that the investigation has “failed to prove anything.”
The number and type of corruption allegations surrounding the hotel industry varies between the countries and has also been a point of contention between the UAE and the United States.
In 2015, the UAE’s Tourism Ministry filed a complaint against the United State Department after a U.S. tourist who had worked in the hotel chain was caught using hotel rooms for a trip he took from Dubai to New York.
The complaint alleges that the U.s. embassy in Abu Dhabi “failed in its duty to safeguard the safety and security of its nationals,” according to The New York Times.
“Although the UAE is not a signatory to the Convention Against Corruption, its government has been known to be a signer of the convention since 2014,” the Times added.
In 2016, the Dubai government released a report that highlighted the need to address the issues plaguing the hotel sector, including “poor treatment of employees and an inadequate management structure.”
“We have to fix the problems and improve the working environment for our employees,” said Tourism Minister Abu Bakr al-Sheikh.
“It is our duty to protect our employees and to make sure that they are treated well.”
The Dubai Tourism Ministry said that while it will continue to investigate any cases of corruption, the government would not prosecute anyone involved in the issue.
But there is still much work to be done in the industry.
The Tourism Ministry has promised to improve conditions for the staff of the hotels, and there are plans to make the hotels more accessible and comfortable for tourists.
“A lot of hotels are not equipped to accommodate visitors, and we have to make a concerted effort to change this,” said Mohammad al-Al-Jur