UAE tops as Christmas, new year holiday destination for tourists

Airline travel and tourism rates are expected to see a surge during this period

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has topped as a global destination of choice for tourists for the Christmas and New Year holiday season. 

Airline travel and tourism rates are expected to see a surge during this period, according to WAM.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is set to expect and influx of passengers with 4.4 million passengers expected between December 15 to 31. December 22 was anticipated to be the busiest day, welcoming 279,000 passengers.

With increased passenger flow, Dubai International Airport (DXB) shared an array of festival initiatives available during this season including free game spaces, free legos, hotel promo codes and other offers.

Essa Al Shamsi, Senior Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai Airports, said: “We welcomed new airlines and additional flights at DXB at the start of the winter to help attract a growing number of visitors to Dubai and connect them to even more cities.

“With the holiday spirit in full swing, we’re prepared for this travel peak – your passport to a memorable experience.”

“Backed by a state-of-the-art airport operations control centre, our dedicated teams across DXB are committed to making the festive travel experience cheerful and bright.

“Working closely with our partners to ensure your holiday travel is truly magical, we hope the added festive-themed activities will add a touch of wonder to their experience at DXB”.

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