Dubai Creek Sheraton Hotel in 1978
1970 Model Blue Datsun parked near Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. Huge construction near Dubai creek was underway in 1978.
Dubai leads the ranking of the worlds highest hotel occupancy rate. In 2006, the Dubai hotel occupancy rate was 86% which is the highest ever in Dubai. In 1993, the city has 167 hotels with 9,383 rooms, while the number shot up to 272 hotels and doubled the number of rooms to 23,170 in 2002. In 2005, it increased to 28,999 rooms. In 2008, the hotel rooms jumped to 43,419 with 6,105,813 hotel guests with 70 percent occupancy rate. In 2009, the hotel rooms increased to 58,188 and in 2010, it jumped to 67,369 rooms, an increase of 9,181 rooms in one year due to the massive rise in visitor arrivals. Dubai hosted a record 10 million visitors in 2012, an increase of 9.3% from the previous year.
As of 2013, more than 32,686 hotel rooms has been planned, including 17,162 hotel rooms under construction. Whereas 30 new hotels opened in 2010.
Location of Sheraton Hotel at Creek: