'Price war' good for Dubai hotels, says Rotana's COO

29 June 2010

The steep drop in room rates that has occurred at Dubai hotels in the wake of the downturn is a good thing for the emirate's hospitality sector as it has brought more people into the market, the chief operating officer of Rotana said today. 'In order for Dubai to fill the 12,000 rooms coming online over the next year or two, rate is going to be the driving force,' Omer Kaddouri said. 'We find the price war, as people are calling it, quite healthy.'

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