Egypt leads on Expedia’s outbound list for UAE residents

Egypt leads on Expedia’s outbound list for UAE residents

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Expedia.com recently released its top 20 most popular outbound destinations from UAE.

This list was based on bookings performed on Expedia sites. The research examines passenger traffic out of UAE, with Cairo taking the lead over other international cities, followed by Amman and Beirut.

“Expedia outbound passenger data examining most popular destinations for UAE residents found that three MENA cities topped the poll. In terms of international destinations, London ranked in fourth place ahead of New York in ninth place and Paris ranked at 15,” said Eman Barhoumeh, Expedia director of e-commerce.

“Furthermore, Cairo experienced most substantial growth with over a 70% increase in bookings in 2014 in comparison to 2013, closely followed by Riyadh. We also witnessed a sizable increase in flights to Colombo with over 55%, followed by Beirut and Kuwait City at 45% and 40% respectively,” explained Barhoumeh.

Top 20 outbound travel destinations for UAE residents in 2014:

  1. Cairo
  2. Amman
  3. Beirut
  4. London
  5. Istanbul
  6. Bangkok
  7. Doha
  8. Manila
  9. New York
  10. Toronto
  11. Manama
  12. Muscat
  13. Jeddah
  14. Colombo
  15. Paris
  16. Male
  17. Riyadh
  18. Mumbai
  19. Kuwait City
  20. Washington DC
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