Abu Dhabi witnessed 81 per cent\u00a0average occupancy during the four days of Eid Al Adha, which\u00a0saw a surge in visitors from both the UAE and further afield,\u00a0including the Emiratis, Saudis, Indians, British and\u00a0Americans.\u00a0The hotel occupancy rates in Abu\u00a0 Dhabi during Eid Al\u00a0Adha 2018 averaged 81 per cent across the 4 days from Tuesday,\u00a0August 21 (the start of Eid) to Friday,\u00a0 August 24, the\u00a0department of culture and tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi)\u00a0said in a release. This represented a 6 percentage point increase\u00a0compared to the average occupancy figure of 75 per cent during\u00a0Eid Al Adha in 2017.\u00a0The highest occupancy rate (87 per cent) was recorded\u00a0on the second day of Eid.\u00a0This exceptional holiday period saw a surge in\u00a0visitors from both the UAE and further afield, with Emiratis,\u00a0Saudis, Indians, British and Americans making up 55 per cent\u00a0of total visitors. "Once again, Abu Dhabi demonstrates its position as a\u00a0leading tourism destination for visitors from the region and\u00a0beyond. We are making strong progress in achieving our\u00a0forecast guest arrivals growth for the year. Eid Al Adha\u00a0provided further impetus as the capital welcomed a\u00a0record-breaking number of visitors, with many of our leading\u00a0hotels achieving near full occupancy with tourists choosing\u00a0Abu Dhabi as the place to spend their holiday," DCT Abu Dhabi\u00a0undersecretary Saif Saeed Ghobash said. Meanwhile, in terms of occupancy rate, the highest was\u00a0achieved by 4-star hotels (88 per cent).\u00a0Compared to Eid Al Adha 2017, 5-star and 4-star hotels\u00a0experienced a significant increase in occupancy rate.\u00a0Occupancy across 5-star hotels increased by 9 per cent while\u00a04-star hotels reported an increase of 8 per cent. During these four days, the leading nationalities\u00a0welcomed by the capital included Saudis (9 per cent), Indians\u00a0(8 per cent), British (8 per cent) and Americans (4 per cent)\u00a0in addition to other international visitors.