With Eid Al Fitr just around the horizon and many international travel restrictions still in effect, the next holidays could be a wonderful opportunity to take a staycation for a change of scenery and some much-needed relaxation and leisure.
The first day of the Eid vacation will be Tuesday, May 11, for the UAE’s business and public sectors, resulting in a five-day weekend for many in the country.
So, why not take the family to the east coast for a picturesque vacation in Fujairah, or to the north to Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, or Umm Al Quwain?
Sharjah has a lot to offer, especially for cultural buffs, while the major cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi have plenty of Eid staycations to choose from.
In the previous two years, the UAE has seen a surge in staycations as resident vacationers flocked to local hotels due to a lack of aircraft connections. It also helped hotels recognize how critical it is to get into the home market.
Due to government measures to prevent the spread of the virus and promote domestic attractions, hotels in the UAE were the world’s second busiest after China in 2020.
With nations lifting COVID-19 restrictions, travelers are returning in force to Dubai, which accommodated over 7 million foreign overnight stays between January and December 2021.
Over the next two weekends, more than 700,000 people are expected to depart from Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 as they go out on Spring break vacations. In addition to departures from Dubai, about 620,000 passengers will arrive on Emirates aircraft during the same time period, on their way to Dubai for vacations and to experience Expo 2020 before it closes on March 31.