Dubai wins Expo 2020 - Number of hotels will double in next seven years

Dubai was awarded the right to host the Expo 2020 event following a successful campaign that culminated in victory in Paris on Wednesday night. For the first time a world exposition - which is more than a century hold and has been responible of multiple important inventions - is being held in the Middle East.

For tourism and trade Expo 2020 an enourmous boost is to be expexted. The number of hotels in Dubai will double until 2020. Currently over 82,000 hotel rooms and apartments are available. According to, more than 60 new upscale and luxury hotel projects with more than 29,000 rooms are under construction. Hotel investors will focus on four star and three star rated hotel projects - midscale segment - in the next, said hotel markets analysts of

Selected top hotel proejcts in Dubai are (Source:

  • The Cube at Sports City - 561 rooms - opening in February 2014
  • Sheraton Dubai Tower Sheikh Zayed Road Hotel - 640 rooms - opening in September 2014
  • Dream Dubai Marina - 720 rooms - opening in November 2014
  • Bespoke Hotel Dubai - 1,400 rooms - opening in December 2014
  • The Address Residence Sky View - 712 rooms - opening scheduled in early 2016
  • Damac Towers by Paramount  - 1,540 rooms - opening scheduled in early 2016
  • Wyndham Dubai Marina - 497 rooms - opening scheduled in early 2016
  • Habtoor Palace Hotels - 1,6785 rooms - opening scheduled in summer 2016
  • Sky Central Hotel - 672 rooms - opening scheduled in fall 2016



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