Ajman fascinates 180,000 visitors in the second quarter of 2014

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Ajman received 180,000 hotel visitors in the second quarter of 2014, up from 120,000 in the similar period in 2013. Visitors stayed for 182,000 nights, an upsurge from 128,000 nights during the second quarter of 2013, according to a report from the office of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD).

Ajman fascinates 180,000 visitors in the second quarter of 2014

Ajman fascinates 180,000 visitors in the second quarter of 2014

Hotel tenancy achieved 65% in the quarter from 58% in the equivalent period a year ago.

In the meantime, the emirate’s tourism division’s profits with the total amount to about Dh67 million compared to Dh42 million in the second quarter of 2013.

Ajman has 31 hotels, with 2,922 units and 4,660 hotel beds. Ajman and the northern emirates have come a long way in a short span of time. There is an important quantity of sustained hotel and resort expansion, primarily because of existing hotels that are showing to be money-making and government endorsement of hotel expansion.

Ajman is allotting 40% of its budget for the year to new expansions, social projects and economic that is meant to strengthen tourism in the emirate.

One of the forthcoming expansions in the emirate is Al Zorah, a lifestyle project increase across an area of a 5.4 million square metres by Al Zorah Development.

Ajman is also constructing a new airport, which is estimated to provide the additional force to the emirate’s tourism division. Ajman International Airport is projected to serve approximately one million travelers each year when it becomes ready and equipped in 2018.

Europeans were the top guests to Ajman in the second quarter of 2014 and then Russians, guests from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other Arab nations.

Ajman allures families from other emirates, such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, emigrants, and business travelers. And also, Ajman hotel rates are 30% lower than Dubai.

Mohamed Dekkak