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Dubai Top Holiday Destination for GCC Travelers during Festive Season

December 23, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Today,, the world’s leading hotel price comparison website reveals that Dubai is the most popular destination among GCC travelers during the festive season, followed by Abu Dhabi and Al Medina, KSA.

As for international destinations, London is the top pick followed by Istanbul and Paris, according to the number of bookings between 22 December 2017 to January 2 2018.


Amer Alhalabi, Regional Manager MENA, HotelsCombined said, “Destinations like Dubai and London are very popular among travelers during the festive season as it is easy to get visas to these countries. Dubai itself is a popular attraction for youngsters, families and couples; and is also a hub for travelers heading to other destinations outside the Middle East.”

According to the report, the most popular hotels in the top locations include Roda Amwaj Suites Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai in Dubai, The Cumberland – A Guoman Hotel in London, Hilton Istanbul Bomonti in Istanbul, Sheraton Al Khalidiya Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Taiba Hotel Madinah in Saudi Arabia and Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel in Paris.

Looking at hotel prices, London has the highest room rates with a hotel costing an average of US $200 (AED 734) per night. Dubai is slightly more affordable with the average price sitting at $176 (AED 646) per night. Rates drop even lower for those traveling to Paris, where a room will cost travelers $142 (AED 521) per night, while the most affordable destinations are Abu Dhabi, $104 (AED 382), Medina $62 (AED 228) and Istanbul $57 (AED 209).

Finally, data from HotelsCombined also reveals that the top 5 travelers coming to GCC during this same time frame are from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, South Africa and Russia.

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