UAE: Top trending travel destinations revealed for Eid Al Adha 2024 holidays

by Staff Reporter
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Top trending travel destinations revealed for Eid Al Adha 2024

As residents look ahead to planning their holidays for the upcoming Eid Al Adha break, global travel marketplace, Skyscanner revealed the top trends and insights among UAE travellers.

Findings reveal that June 14, 2024 is the most popular travel departure date during this period, and more than half of UAE travellers (53%) are searching for trips that are one week or less.

At the same time, 33% of travellers are looking for trips that are over 1-2 weeks long, and 14% are looking to book holidays for up to a month.

Skyscanner unveiled five destinations experiencing a surge in popularity among travellers from UAE. From the vibrant streets of New York to the pristine shores of Malé, these are the trending destinations witnessing the highest year-on-year spike in searches for June departures.

Top 5 Trending Destinations

  1. New York (525%)
  2. Tokyo (330%)
  3. Athens (257%)
  4. Dublin (212%)
  5. Male (205%)

Skyscanner also revealed the most searched destinations by UAE travellers ahead of Eid Al Adha.  Offering a glimpse into the travel preferences and trends shaping the region, the data sheds light on where UAE residents are looking to escape during this holiday season.

5 Most Searched Cities by UAE travellers

  1. London
  2. Athens
  3. New York
  4. Cairo
  5. Manchester

Skyscanner’s Travel Expert, Ayoub El Mamoun, commented: “As the Eid Al Adha break approaches, we’re witnessing a dynamic shift in travel preferences among UAE residents. The surge in popularity of these five trending destinations showcases the adventurous spirit of UAE travellers, from the vibrant streets of New York to the serene shores of Male.

“It’s inspiring to see such a diverse range of destinations capturing the imagination of travellers, with each offering its unique blend of culture, history, and experiences. At Skyscanner, we remain committed to empowering travellers with comprehensive insights and seamless booking experiences, ensuring they make the most of their holiday journeys.”

For travellers still deciding on a destination to visit this upcoming break, a Skyscanner “Everywhere” search is one of the easiest ways to be inspired.

Ordered by cheapest price, a search to “Everywhere” shows travellers all the destinations available for your desired travel departure.

For example, a quick Everywhere search on Skyscanner reveals return flights to Italy from Dhs980, France from Dhs1,135 and Spain from Dhs1,308 round trip.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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