Dnata Travel reveals most popular holiday hotspots for UAE National Day

Dnata Travel reveals most popular holiday hotspots for UAE National Day

Thailand is proving popular with UAE travellers since it reopened for tourists this year

Dnata Travel has revealed the most popular holiday hotspots for the upcoming UAE National Day holiday. 

The five most booked destinations in order of popularity are the UAE, the Maldives, Thailand, the UK and Saudi Arabia.

The travel provider found the majority of UAE travellers (78%) are opting to travel abroad for National Day. Still, domestic travel, namely beach staycations in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, continue to be popular. 

The findings also showed Thailand is the fastest growing destination for travellers from the UAE compared to 2021, as it continues to witness significant demand since reopening for tourism.

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Dnata Travel Head of Retail and Leisure UAE Meerah Ketait said: “The UAE, Maldives and Thailand are driving a beach break trend for local travellers this UAE National Day.

“International travel continues to witness unprecedented demand, and Dnata Travel’s strong partnerships in Asia and the Indian Ocean have secured a selection of dedicated UAE National Day offers.

“Our special offers, including more than 50% savings on bookings at world-class resorts on some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, are driving the majority of bookings.”

London, UK

The UK’s appearance in the top five most popular travel destinations represents a growing trend for Dnata Travel customers to opt for festive-themed holidays with London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park a big draw. Dnata Travel’s list of top searches, enquiries and bookings with UAE travellers also include European cities Prague, Vienna and Berlin, where winter markets are popular. 


As Saudi Arabia continues to ease its visa process for UAE residents, city breaks in Jeddah and Riyadh are also rising in demand. The country’s main cities offer a starting point for a tour of the Kingdom’s more remote tourist destinations including AlUla.

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