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STR: Middle East and Africa hotel performance for October 2020

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LONDON—Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa recorded their highest absolute occupancy level since February, according to October 2020 data from STR.

US$ constant currency, October 2020 (percentage change from October 2019)

Middle East

  • Occupancy: 44.2% (-33.8%)
  • Average daily rate (ADR): US$108.47 (-23.2%)
  • Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$47.96 (-49.2%)


Local currency, October 2020 (percentage change from October 2019)


  • Occupancy: 56.6% (-22.6%)
  • ADR: QAR361.59 (-6.3%)
  • RevPAR: QAR204.58 (-27.5%)

Qatar’s occupancy was slightly lower than September, but ADR and RevPAR were up from the month prior.

United Arab Emirates

  • Occupancy: 52.7% (-31.5%)
  • ADR: AED358.69 (-33.2%)
  • RevPAR: AED189.19 (-54.2%)

Each of the three key performance metrics were up from previous months. The occupancy and RevPAR levels were the highest in the UAE since February.

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