Sharjah tourist arrivals rise in June

25 July 2010

According to statistics by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, the number of tourists in Sharjah grew by 3% to 107,000 visitors in June, compared to the same period in 2009. Hotels in the emirate saw occupancy rates rise to 64% in the month compared to the 61% recorded in the corresponding period last year. Figures also show that the total number of occupied room nights in Sharjah's hotels and hotel apartments rose to 112,299 in June 2010, with hotel room nights accounting for 56,694, and hotel apartment room nights accounting for 55,605. This is compared to 106,460 occupied room nights during the same period in 2009, during which hotel room nights accounted for 52,300, and hotel apartment room nights accounted for 54,160.

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