Top Eid Al Adha destinations for GCC travellers

Top Eid Al Adha destinations for GCC travellers

As Eid dates are confirmed, flight retailer reveals the most-booked destinations by UAE and Saudi travellers

In Saudi Arabia, bookings for travel this July and August increased by 325% in May compared to the previous month. UAE bookings were up by 156% for the same period.

In line with upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday, the week commencing 4 July 2022 is the most popular week for travellers to depart both the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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Travellers are booking both sides of the long Eid Al Adha weekend, which is set to begin Friday 8 July with Arafat Day and continue until Tuesday 12 July, giving holidaymakers a four-day weekend to enjoy without losing company holiday dates, while many others are maximising their time off with a one- or two-week break. 

Skyscanner’s travel expert, Ayoub El Mamoun, said: “As travel restrictions have eased and traveller confidence returns, we’ve witnessed a travel revival with pent-up demand turning into millions of travellers enjoying their much longed for trips again.”

Top 5 trending booking destinations for UAE travellers 

1. Manila
2. Cairo
3. Amman
4. Mumbai
5. Istanbul

Top 5 trending booking destinations for Saudi travellers

1. Cairo
2. London  
3. Bangkok  
4. Baku
5. Hyderabad  

Hot Travel Deals
UAE travellers can find economy return deals to holiday favourites, such as Manila for AED2,181 and 
Istanbul from AED1,084 this July, while Saudi travellers can find deals to Cairo from SAR855 and London for SAR 3,648.

“Flights to popular summer destinations don’t have to cost a fortune if you know how to search for the best prices,” added Mamoun. “In fact, Skyscanner helps travellers filter all the options of more than 1,200 travel providers to find the best option.” 

Mamoun advises setting up a price alert on Skyscanner to find the best deals. “Setting up price alerts on Skyscanner is a great way for travellers to be the first to know if prices drop with any additional discounts or added supply. You can mark a flight you’re interested in and Skyscanner will email you whenever the price changes.”  

For more information, visit Skyscanner 

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