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Dubai: Hospitality sector 12% of Empower projects

Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar reveals details about the company's hospitality sector strategy at Arabian Travel Market 2016

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower.

Empower has revealed that Dubai’s hotel industry represents 12% of its total portfolio.

This figure is expected to rise further given the volume of hotels that are in the pipeline to support Dubai’s plan to welcome 20 million tourists by 2020

The company said outsourcing district cooling services is the best option for hotels and large buildings instead of them investing in developing in-house conventional chilling systems .

Speaking at Arabian Travel Market 2016, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “Dubai is witnessing continued growth in terms of both hotels and hotel apartments.

“Demand for district cooling is also increasing simultaneously and Empower is committed to supporting Dubai’s future growth by upgrading our existing plants and developing a number of new ones.

"Exhibitions such as ATM are great platforms to promote the benefits of district cooling that is considered an ideal environmental and cost‐ effective solution for providing reliable cooling services to hotel stayers.”


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