UAE is top destination for US, UK tourists

The UAE remains a popular choice of destination for international travelers, according to a new study.

The news comes after another study showed Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the two most expensive cities in the GCC. Clearly, the rise in the cost of living is not proving a hindrance for international travelers who are flocking the country in order to get a holiday.

According to data revealed by Expedia Group – numbers are taken from the third quarter of 2019 – the UAE remains a popular choice for international travelers and the top 10 feeder markets were the USA, UK, France, India, China, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Italy, and Brazil.

The report said there was a significant rise in the number of visitors from Brazil and Portugal into the UAE, and the reasons could be attributed to the Emirates codeshare partnership with LATAM Airlines and direct flights to Porto, both announced earlier this year.