There will be about 20 million visitors during Expo 2020 and there are huge requirements of hotels rooms. Let’s find what is the progress and how many hotels will required. Dubai the emirate city of UAE has been the commercial and business hotspot for years and has rolled on to become one of the most frequently visited place by tourists in the world. With the inclusion and expansion of city development projects for recreation and entertainment, more and more tourists flock to this extravagant city to spend a good time with friends and family. The magnanimous malls, water parks, canals, desert safaris, theme parks, expansive beaches and other adventure sports have added to the growing popularity of Dubai along with its towering buildings and super luxurious hotels.
The World Expo is housed this time in Dubai and will be start from October 2020 and will wrap on April 2021 occupying an enclosed area about 4.38 square kilometers along with 200 hectare of gated area located in the south district of Dubai adjacent to the awesome Dubai International Airport. With over 200 participants and 30,000 volunteers from all over the world, Dubai will have to house an additional tourist influx during this time. The Expo is expected to be 25 million times and 70% of the visitors are assumed to be from countries outside UAE. Analysts assume 20 million tourists in Dubai by 2020 every year with an estimate of 100,000 hotel rooms to be built by that time for accommodating tourists visiting the Expo. Currently Dubai has 65,000 hotel rooms as per Top Hotel Projects data. Yet another 35 thousand hotel rooms are to be built by the upcoming 2020 World Expo.
Reports reveal that tourist visit rates have dropped from 85% to 84% from previous year with a drop from US$234 dollars to $221 dollars in room rate charges as well. Even with this slight drop, Dubai is yet to build more and more hotels with 30 projects to be completed by 2017.
528 hotel rooms are in the pre-planning, planning and construction phases. Few of the upcoming high budget hotels include Hotel Indigo in Sustainable City which is to be entirely run on solar power, the Urban resort and Bulgari Luxury Resorts. Recent projects include the Jumeirah Al Naseem which offers the best view of the beach as well as the city. Viceroy Dubai is yet another magnificent hotel offering the expansive view of the Arabian Gulf. Located on the sea-horse shaped artificial island, the Bulgari resort houses 100 rooms and additional 20 villas with private marinas. Venu Blue waters Island Hotel will have about 300 hotel world class rooms, serviced apartments and delicious dining areas located in Dubai-I with the world’s largest Giant Wheel. Several other hotel projects are still underway to accommodate the huge influx of tourists during the Expo. Projects are aimed to be completed by end of 2018 in order to avoid bursting out of seams for all the hotels. Even after the Expo, the tourist population is predicted to increase manifold due to Dubai’s ever expanding city development projects like the Dubai Canal, The World- a group of artificial islands shaped like the world map, a fully air-conditioned theme park and several other high-end shopping malls offering an array of extravagant products and recreation opportunities not found anywhere in the world.