The last public holiday of the year is from Thursday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December
Dubai-based Dnata Travel has revealed the most popular holiday destinations among residents for the upcoming UAE National Day holiday. The last public holiday of the year is from Thursday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December. If Sunday is counted, this is a four-day weekend.
According to dnata, her five most booked destinations are: United Arab Emirates, Maldives, Thailand, Great Britain and Saudi Arabia.
The majority of UAE travelers (78%) opt for an international stay. In the United Arab Emirates, beach holidays in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah are among the most popular.
Meerah Ketait, head of UAE retail and leisure at dnata Travel, said: “The UAE, Maldives and Thailand are driving a beach holiday trend for local travelers this UAE National Day. International travel continues to witness unprecedented demand.
“Mauritius and Bali breaks also make dnata Travel’s top 10, followed by cooler city breaks, where a ‘festive markets’ trend is starting to emerge.
The travel company’s list of top searches, inquiries and bookings with UAE travel includes the European cities of Prague, Vienna and Berlin.
City breaks in Jeddah and Riyadh are also on the rise as Saudi Arabia eased its visa process for UAE residents. Its major cities are key starting points for a tour of the Kingdom’s tourism hotspots, as leisure travel continues to grow.