The Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 490 hotels totalling 118,820 rooms, according to the November 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 countries in the region, the United Arab Emirates reported the largest number of rooms under construction with 18,057 rooms. Six other countries reported more than 2,000 rooms under construction: Saudi Arabia (16,666 rooms); Qatar (4,944 rooms); Egypt (3,144 rooms); Jordan (2,931 rooms); Morocco (2,287 rooms); and Algeria (2,071 rooms).
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