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UAE public and private sector workers are enjoying an extended Eid break, and there has never been a better time to try a new travel experience and spontaneously book a quick trip to a home listed on Airbnb.

Following the recent launch of Airbnb in Arabic language, the global travel platform looked at data for stays from 30th May to 8th June, and has unveiled the top inbound and outbound travel statistics for Eid Al Fitr.

Staycations are trending over the Eid period, with travellers from right here within the UAE accounting for the most local bookings on Airbnb. The US and UK complete the top three countries of origin for guests who have booked an Airbnb stay in the Emirates over this period. Visitors from Saudi Arabia and France are also selecting the Emirates over the Eid period, rounding out the leading five countries for inbound travel.

For those looking for an Eid escape abroad, outbound travellers from the UAE are booking for an average of 7 nights, meaning they are taking full advantage of the whole long Eid break to explore both local and global destinations.

European vacations are proving to be very popular, with Italy and Spain topping the list of countries for foreign trips. The historic European cities of Vienna, Rome and Barcelona top the charts for Airbnb city breaks, while travellers from the UAE are also immersing themselves in up-and-coming emerging destinations such as Budapest, Krakow and Kiev that feature highly amongst the booked places to stay.

Airbnb is available in a range of languages, including the recent addition of Arabic across web platform, iOS and Android apps, reinforcing Airbnb’s ongoing commitment to the region and furthering Airbnb’s mission to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.

The platform has a range of popular features including thousands of homes to stay in, Experiences around the world and vibrant content to inspire those who want to explore the world and live like a local.

INBOUND to UAE – Eid Al Fitr (travel period from 30th May to 8th June 2019)

Top Country Origins:

  1. UAE
  2. US
  3. UK
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. France
  6. India
  7. China
  8. Germany
  9. Russia
  10. Canada

Top City Origins:

  1. Dubai
  2. Riyadh
  3. London
  4. Abu Dhabi
  5. Jeddah
  6. Paris
  7. New Delhi
  8. Dammam
  9. Singapore
  10. Kuwait City

OUTBOUND from UAE- Eid Al Fitr (travel period from 30th May to 8th June 2019)

Top Country Destinations:

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. UAE
  4. Poland
  5. France
  6. Austria
  7. Greece
  8. Germany
  9. Cyprus
  10. Portugal

Top City Destinations:

  1. Vienna
  2. Rome
  3. Barcelona
  4. Budapest
  5. Krakow
  6. Kiev
  7. Berlin
  8. L’viv
  9. Paris
  10. Odessa