Among the markets in the region, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reported the largest expected supply growth (+103.2 percent) if all 7,990 rooms in the countrys total active pipeline open.
The Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 491 hotels totalling 120,524 rooms, according to the February 2013 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report. The total active pipeline data includes projects in the In Construction, Final Planning and Planning stages but does not include projects in the Pre-Planning stage.
Among the markets in the region, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, reported the largest expected supply growth (+103.2 percent) if all 7,990 rooms in the country’s total active pipeline open. Four other countries reported expected room growth of more than 20 percent: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (+63.6 percent with 3,798); Muscat, Oman (+42.0 percent with 1,992 rooms); Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (+38.0 percent to 7,189 rooms); and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (+26.3 percent with 16,588 rooms).
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