Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Image Credit: Megan Hirons Mahon, Gulf News

Dubai: If you're on holiday in Dubai or looking for a place to stay for your visiting relatives, you shouldn't have to worry about finding an accommodation.

The emirate clearly has one of the highest number of hotel rooms in the world, according to a new study by travel site Insider Monkey. As of the last count, Dubai has 100,000 hotel rooms available for visiting guests, the ninth highest globally and similar to New York and Chicago.

“Dubai is full of beautiful locations, like the Palm Islands (which are shaped like a palm when viewed from above) and the Burj Khalifa, a 160-storey skyscraper,” the travel site said.

The cities with the most hotel rooms are Las Vegas (152,000), Orlando (150,000), Paris (140,000) and Barcelona (120,000).

“It’s pretty much guaranteed that if you want to visit one of these places, you’re sure to find a great place to stay,” the site said.

The average daily rate at hotels across the UAE had earlier dropped by 8 per cent in January, a trend that has been attributed to rising competition brought on by an abundant room supply.

According to hoteliers, the UAE continues to attract a good number of tourists, but demand growth is simply not keeping pace with the rapid expansion in inventory.

The country’s hotel sector has recently seen new properties opening up, with at least 5,500 rooms entering the Dubai market since the beginning of 2016. Budget accommodations, as well as other properties advertised on AirBNB, are also pushing some hoteliers to offer competitive prices.