Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi hotels recorded 81 per cent occupancy rate during Eid Al Adha celebrations this year, an increase of 6 per cent compared to the average occupancy figure of 75 per cent during Eid in 2017.

In a statement on Monday, the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi said the highest occupancy rate was recorded on the second day of Eid with Emiratis, Saudis, Indians, British and Americans making up 55 per cent of total visitors.

“We are making strong progress in achieving our forecast guest arrivals growth for the year,” said Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“Eid Al Adha provided further impetus as the capital welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors, with many of our leading hotels achieving near full occupancy with tourists choosing Abu Dhabi as the place to spend their holiday.”