According to a report from the ITB, hotel reservations are down 14% worldwide. That does not seem to be the case in middle eastern cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi where reservations are actually up this year. A larger than usual number of visitors are visiting UAE according to airlines such as Etihad and Emirates.
Hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities in the Middle East region are among the leading performers in the global hotel industry, said professional services firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. [khaleej Times]
In response, many online reservation sites have launched to meet the demand of these travelers. Among these is a newly launced UAE Hotel Site that distinguishes itself as an easy to use website for budget consious business travelers. One way that the global economic crisis has hit even the United Arab Emirates however is in the hotel rates. According to a UAE.ae Hotel site by Cheaperthanhotels the hotel rates have remained accessible if enough shopping is done.