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According to STR’s August 2017 Pipeline Report, the Middle East reported 98,027 rooms in 309 projects were in construction during the month, a year-on-year increase of 17.2 percent in terms of guestrooms.

Including those in construction, the region revealed that a total of 164,898 units in 583 project were under contract in August, a 5.4 percent growth in rooms.

While the UAE had the most number of hotels in construction, with 35,050 keys in 121 developments, Saudi Arabia recorded the most rooms in this phase, with 40,020 units within 89 properties.

Meanwhile, Qatar also was growing rapidly, with 9,627 keys in 41 addresses.