Singapore, September 2015 – Intelligent Spas’ new Spa Development Pipeline Research identified 139 spa developments are proposed to enter the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Middle East between 2015 and 2019, potentially increasing spa numbers in this region by 27%.
In comparison, the confirmed developments will see spa numbers increase to 639, up 19% compared to the number of spas operating in the GCC in 2013.
Julie Garrow, managing director of Intelligent Spas stated "these are the first country-level research reports which provide the spa industry with an accurate list of reported new projects, plus their current development status in terms of if they are in planning, under construction, on hold or abandoned. Based on both primary and secondary research, these reports also contain additional information such as spa type, indoor spa size and the number of treatment rooms where available."
Some other key findings of this new research include:
- Saudi Arabia has the highest industry growth potential, with spa numbers increasing by 34% by 2018, if all reported developments are completed.
- Oman’s spa industry is set to increase by 23% between now and 2018, based on confirmed spa developments.
- Dubai hosts the highest number of spas in the GCC, with over 190 currently operating and another 34 spas in the pipeline.
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