The sector welcomed approximately 1,8 million guests last year with a hotel occupancy rate of 66 percent. In terms of nationalities, guests from the Russian Federation topped the list, followed by GCC countries such as Saudi Ariba and Oman, and then India.
The emirate had more than 10,000 hotel rooms, comprising 1,331 rooms in nine five-star hotels; 2,733 rooms in 21 four-star hotels; as well as thirty one in one to three-star hotels; and 2,485 apartments in 40 hotel apartment facilities.
Furthermore, six new five-star and four-star hotels were inaugurated in 2019, and more than seven new hotel projects are expected to be unveiled this year. This reflects Sharjah’s growth as a must-visit destination for families, business travelers and those seeking exciting tourism and recreation activities, and highlights investor confidence in Sharjah’s flourishing tourism sector.