Increase of Local Tourists
Al Diar Siji Hotel, a five-star business hotel in Fujairah managed by Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), has witnessed a 30 per cent increase on local tourist arrivals for the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year.
Fouad Melhem, the hotel’s general manager, is quoted in Trade Arabia (11 July 2009) as expressing suprise:
“The more than half surge in local tourist arrival figures for the second quarter was totally unexpected and very surprising.”
The manager added:
“Our strategic location in Fujairah city centre, being next to Fujairah International Airport and very accessible from the Fujairah Port, has helped sustain Al Diar Siji Hotel to cope up with the low season because of regular bookings.”
He also pointed out that it has also been a factor that the Emirate of Fujairah is becoming more and more popular tourist destination and weekend getaway haven.
Read all the details:
Fujairah Hotel Sees 30% Rise in Tourists, Trade Arabia, 11 July 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Bedroom in the Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah’s main street. The 30% increase in domestic tourists applies to Al Diar Siji Hotel, which is located in between Fujairah Trade Center and Fujairah Tower along Hamad Bin Abdullah Road.