Leading global travel marketplace, Skyscanner, announced the trending destinations for Eid Al Fitr 2021 and the extended summer period, highlighting that the time is now for travel, as MENA travellers are eager to travel safely and responsibly as soon as they can.
The top searches for travellers within the UAE and Saudi Arabia during Eid included Cairo, Amman and Alexandria for families, groups are turning their attention to Ibiza and Malaga, and couples are looking to go to the Maldives, Mauritius and Santorini.
For UAE travellers, staycations are still prioritized, with Abu Dhabi, Fujairah or Ras Al Khaimah proving popular.
Top trending search destinations for families in 2021 vs 2019:
Top trending search destinations for couples in 2021 vs 2019:
Top trending search destinations for groups in 2021 vs 2019:
According to Skyscanner’s recent travel trends report — ‘Skyscanner Horizons – The Return of Travel’ — Dubai was ranked the 4th most popular destination globally, likely driven by travellers looking for a holiday, as well as wanting to reunite with friends and family to celebrate Eid.
The comprehensive report also highlights that travellers are making their holidays count, as global average trip length is 16 days in 2021 – two days higher in comparison to 2019 averages.
Skyscanner is a well-established player in the region, with Etihad Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia all participating in the travel marketplace’s direct booking platform.
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