Hotels & hotel apartments expect 100% occupancy during Eid week
Ajman, UAE: Hotels and hotel apartments in Ajman are all set to welcome visitors to the emirate during the Eid Al Adha holiday.
Majority of the establishments have reported 80% occupancy but expecting to reach full occupancy this week from last-minute bookings after the announcement that the public sector would enjoy a week-long Eid holiday and three days for the private sector starting September 11.
Guests who have booked to spend their holiday in Ajman are staycationers from the UAE (expat and Arab families) and tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. Other visitors come from India, Pakistan, Asian & African countries.
According to HE Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD, the tourism industry in Ajman is seeing better performance this Eid than the previous Eid. “The hotels and hotel apartments are still in the pick-up mode and we are positive that the level of occupancy will be higher during the week of Eid Al Adha,” he said.
Five-star hotels such as Ajman Saray, Fairmont Ajman, Kempinski Ajman and The Ajman Palace are already on 75% to 80% occupancy but still hoping for a strong pick up this week. Ewan Tower Hotel Apartments, Alain Hotel Apartments and Al Usra Furnished Apartments are on their first year of operation but already 75% to 80% booked for Eid.
Some of the establishments reported that their visitors are returning guests who prefer to stay in Ajman because of its quiet environment and easy access to the other emirates including the range of accommodation, activities and touristic attractions such as the Al Zorah Golf Club, Ajman Museum, Ajman Fort, the Manama and Masfout areas and Ajman Corniche which is a popular evening and weekend destination for both residents and visitors.
“Guests travelling to Ajman are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. As Ajman has one of the finest beaches in the UAE, it is definitely the major attraction for the overseas visitors, and therefore as well the majority of our guests are coming to Kempinski Ajman to relax, to enjoy the 500-metre white sandy beach, and we want to offer them a serene getaway and a peaceful setting during special occasions, such as Eid Al Adha,” commented Terje Abrams, Public Relations Manager of Kempinski Ajman.
During Eid Al Adha, the hotels and hotel apartments in Ajman are offering special promotions and packages and visitors who are making last minute bookings are encouraged to visit the hotels website for further details.
About Ajman Tourism Development Department:
Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was established by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashed Al-Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman.
ATDD aims to highlight the importance of tourist attractions available in the Emirate of Ajman, and lay down strategic plans for tourism promotion, locally, regionally and internationally, via holding/participating in conferences, exhibitions, and international promotion campaigns. ATDD also works on organizing and developing the tourism industry in the Emirate of Ajman, improving the potentials and services of tourism facilities with the aim of increasing national income.
ATDD is also responsible for preparing legislations, rules and regulations needed to organize and develop the tourism sector in the Emirate in cooperation with competent authorities. It also supervises tourist attractions in the Emirate, and makes sure that the facilities provided go in line with world standards with aim of luring tourists from around the world.
Classification of hotel establishments and facilities and supervising their tourist-oriented services, licensing and classification of tourism and travel agencies and supervising their performance also come high on the agenda of ATDD.