By Staff

Dubai: Dubai hotels and hotel apartments recorded Dh9.8 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012, marking a 22 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

Guest numbers in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments, meanwhile, posted a 10 per cent increase to 5.027 million guests in the January-June period over the corresponding period a year earlier, the tourism body said in a statement on Monday.

Similarly, guestnights of both Dubai hotels and hotel apartments reached 19.2 million in the first half, up 18 per cent from the period last year..

The number of Dubai hotel rooms, meanwhile, increased to 54,221 in first half of 2012 as against 52,897 in the same period a year earlier, DTCM said. More info