A recent survey in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt conducted by YouGov revealed that 43% of Emirates’ residents are planning to travel during the Eid holiday.
According to Preferred Hotels & Resorts, with the Eid holidays on the horizon, UAE residents are gearing up for a short getaway with easily accessible destinations the top choice as summer winds down.
“The economic slowdown hasn’t seemingly deterred UAE residents from their annual travel plans and with a wealth of cultural, relaxing and city destinations reachable from Dubai in under four hours by air, we are seeing a surge of interest for stays at our member properties in destinations ranging from legendary India and the natural beauty of Georgia to pure relaxation in the Maldives,” said Saurabh Rai, Executive Vice President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand.
According to YouGov four and five-star hotels are the top choice for families with 32% of accommodation requests by UAE residents for four-star options and 48% choosing to go the full luxury route.
Source: Saudi Gazette