Outbound travel bookings surge by 122% ahead of UAE National Day

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Skyscanner shares insight into the most popular outbound destinations this year 

With the UAE National Day holiday approaching, and a public holiday running from Wednesday 30 November to Friday 2 December, UAE-based travellers are making the most of the opportunity to book a holiday.  

According to Skyscanner, bookings for travel between 2 and 4 December from the UAE soared by 122% in September compared to the previous month.

Searches for travel during the UAE National Day holiday period have been increasing steadily on the platform since August and have surged in the last week as last-minute holidaymakers firm up plans. 

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Top trending country destinations for UAE travellers for UAE National Day are:

  1. India (pictured)
  2. Philippines 
  3. Qatar
  4. Pakistan
  5. Egypt

In line with these findings, the top trending city destinations for UAE travellers for UAE National Day are:

  1. Doha, Qatar 
  2. Manila, Philippines 
  3. New Delhi, India
  4. Mumbai, India
  5. Kochi, India

Skyscanner’s travel expert, Ayoub El Mamoun, says:  “For travellers looking to book a break away for the UAE National Day holiday, a Skyscanner ‘Everywhere’ search is one of the easiest ways to get inspired to book a spontaneous break away. Ordered by price, a search to ‘Everywhere’ gives travellers the very cheapest way to get away this winter and beyond, enabling easy exploration of all the options available across hundreds of destinations.  

"If you know your preferred destination, but are flexible on dates, use Skyscanner’s ‘whole month’ tool to see the best value deals at a glance and pick the right deal for you."

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