Despite scorching heat, Desert hotels are the hottest pick in summerDubai Resorts . Tourism
In stifling summer, sitting in a chilled room when the outside temperature is touching its peak, trailing out to the desert might be the last thing in your mind to do as a tourist in Dubai. However, there are some holidaymakers in the Emirates, who are proving you wrong as desert trekking trend is getting popular. With more and more travellers marching towards deserts, desert hotels are enjoying a bustling trade.
The peak summer months always remain hectic for desert hotels’ management because people hardly visit deserts in scorching heat. However, 2012 summer was exceptional during which occupancy rate remained above 70 percent in most of the hotels. According to a spokesperson of one of the most popular desert hotels the management was amused to see the guests checking in its hotel as the mounting desert temperature did not stop the tourists and travellers visiting there.
In June, a tough competition was seen between the top notch restaurants as most of the international hotel operators have launched their desert hotels in Emirates. Almost half a dozen hotels are marketed as desert gateways in the Emirates. Gone are the days when the travellers were just familiar with “Al Maha” as a desert resort but now few other names have also added in the priority list like Qasr Al Sarab in the Liwa desert and Banyan Tree in Ras Al Khaimah.
Few other hotels are also in the list that will be opened shortly and they are planned in the unique setting of the Al Gharbia desert area of Abu Dhabi. Certainly, the hotels are planned after seeing the increasing demand of desert restaurants. Experts predict a tough competition in Abu Dhabi due to huge growth in the number of hotels in the capital. According to a report, about 6,700 hotel rooms will be added in the streamline by the end of 2014 whereas 14,700 rooms are already available.
Despite the facts and figures, desert hotels are confident that they can attract local and international visitors due to their exceptional setting. Local travellers are preferably targeted because they visited desert in larger numbers this year.
Written by hotelsdubai