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UAE and Saudi Arabia Named Top Destinations

HotelsCombined revealed that in 2016, the UAE and Saudi Arabia were among the top destinations in the GCC visited by business and leisure travellers from the UK, accounting for 10 percent of all visitors, with Australia and the US following.

The study also revealed that 43 percent of those who booked accommodation in the GCC were between the ages of 25 to 34 years old, while 30 percent were aged 35 to 44.

Along with the region's proximity to the UK, Amer AlHalabi, general manager, Hotels- Combined, commented, "We can see a robust growth in the Middle East's tourism industry because the region offers high-end luxury developments and international standard attractions."