Skyscanner reveals trending Eid Al Adha holiday destinations for UAE travellers

Skyscanner reveals trending Eid Al Adha holiday destinations for UAE travellers

Eid Al Adha holiday set to take place around 16 to 19 June

Global online travel booking platform Skyscanner has revealed trends among UAE travellers ahead of the forthcoming Eid al Adha break, which is tentatively due to take place from Monday 16 to Wednesday 19 June 2024, extending the weekend into a five-day holiday.

Many are expected to book leave Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June to extend the leave period to nine days in order to book a long-haul holiday.

According to Skyscanners findings, Friday 14 June 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 more than one to two weeks long, and 14% are looking to book holidays for up to a month.

Among the top destinations experiencing a surge in popularity among travellers from the UAE, New York has seen the biggest year-on-year growth. Searches for travel to the Big Apple in June are up 525%. Tokyo (pictured above) has seen a spike of 330%; Athens is up by 257%; Dublin by 212% and Malé by 205%. 

New York 

Skyscanner also revealed the most searched cities by UAE travellers. Making the top five are London, Athens, New York, Cairo and Manchester. 

These results are according to records showing Skyscanner return flight searches from the UAE conducted between 1 to 29 April for departures between 14 to 21 June 2024.

Skyscanner travel expert Ayoub El Mamoun said: “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 Malé. 

"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.”

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