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Top 10 holiday destinations for UAE residents

Top 10 holiday destinations for UAE residents

A look at the most preferred holiday destinations for UAE residents in 2016

With the summer holidays approaching, families in the United Arab Emirates have started planning their trips and tours.

According to travel search site Wego’s flight search volumes, cooler climates and shorter flights play a major role in the destinations people select.

Here’s a list of the 10 favourite destinations for UAE residents, as rated by the site.

1. Cairo, Egypt

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Cairo has a plethora of historic places to explore, including the pyramids of Giza, city of the dead and the Egyptian Museum. It tops the list of preferred destinations for UAE residents.

2. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul at night, high angle view

There are several exotic places in Istanbul that make it worth a visit, including the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Golden Horn.

3. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Reflection Of Illuminated Buildings In River

The tourist attractions in Jeddah are located close to each other, making local travel an easy task. The Corniche, Nasseef House and Fakieh Museum are some of the noteworthy places to visit.

4. Amman, Jordan

Amman Citadel

There is a lot to explore in Amman, from the ancient Roman ruins to the cuisine and the baths. Some of the places of interest include the Citadel, the Automobile Museum and the Roman Theatre.

5. Bangkok, Thailand

Iconic Wat Arun bangkok

Bangkok is a modern city with an interesting past. Parts of the old city, like the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are some of the popular tourist attractions.

6. Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Although not valid for Dubai residents, the emirate ranks as a favourite holiday hotspot for others across the country. There are numerous things to see and do in Dubai, from Palm Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.

7. Munich, Germany

Cityscape of Munich

As Germany’s lifestyle capital, Munich has several cultural attractions, including the Nymphenburg Palace, Neuschwanstien Castle and the Theatine Church. It is also famous for hosting the annual beer festival, Oktoberfest.

8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunrise view over Kuala Lumpur

A multicultural haven, Kuala Lumpur is a city rich with history, culture and a vibrant nightlife. Tourist must–sees include the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves and the National Museum.

9. Tbilisi, Georgia

Old Tbilisi

There are influences of a multitude of cultures in Georgia, which reflects in the architecture of the city. Popular places of interest include Kashveti Church, Narikala and the National Botanical Garden of Georgia.

10. Kuwait City, Kuwait


Kuwait is a metropolitan city, where modern development and culture go hand in hand. Places of interest include the Grand Mosque, Kuwait Zoo and Bayan Palace.


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