These are the go-to Eid Al Adha destinations for GCC travellers

These are the go-to Eid Al Adha destinations for GCC travellers

The Eid vacation is just around the corner, so its time to locate that passport and get booking your annual leave
04 June 24
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Summer has officially arrived and it is time to fish out that passport and get booking your vacation.

The long Eid Al Adha holiday is edging closer and it is time to start making some plans.

If you're in need of some inspiration, these are the most popular destinations for GCC travellers.

Wego is a leading travel app in the region, and through recent analysis of customer booking preferences, they have revealed the hottest destinations for GCC travellers this summer.

So, whether you're a history buff seeking cultural immersion or a beach bum craving crystal-clear waters, this list is sure to spark some inspiration for your perfect summer escape.

Destinations with Classic Allure

For those seeking a timeless and culturally rich experience, Egypt and Turkey remain at the top of the list.

Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Egypt, from the awe-inspiring pyramids to the majestic temples of Luxor. Or journey through Turkey's vibrant cities, like Istanbul. With a captivating blend of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture, historical sites and deep rooted tradition, there is much to discover for visitors to Turkey.

Destinations for a Tropical Escape

If your ideal summer escape involves unwinding on pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters, then set your sights on Southeast Asia.

According to Wego, GCC travellers are choosing to indulge in Thailand's luxurious resorts and world-class spas, or discover hidden beaches and vibrant coral reefs in various locations across Indonesia such as Bali. Of course, the Philippines also remains high on the list, offering visitors stunning beaches, unmatched sunsets and relatively afford island getaways, perfect for relaxation or adventure.

Destinations Closer to Home

For those looking for a luxurious escape without the long travel time, look no further than the UAE.

Dubai is just a quick flight from both Riyadh and Jeddah, and isa city known for its extravagance and innovation. Here travellers will find a wide selection of luxury hotels, endless world-class shopping experiences, Michelin Star dining, and a variety of entertainment options, whilst Abu Dhabi fuses the beauty and heritage of local tradition such as the Grand Mosque, with modern cultural experiences such as the Louvre Museum and the Yas Marina Circuit.

Or, for those looking for something more relaxed, travellers are headed north to the beaches and cultural attractions of other Emirates such as Ras Al Khaimah, or the natural beauty of Fujairah.

Destinations for the Curious

For the more adventurous traveler, consider venturing off the beaten path to Jordan or Kuwait.

Explore the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved from rose-red sandstone cliffs. Kuwait offers a unique blend of modernity and tradition, with bustling souks and historic landmarks alongside luxurious hotels and contemporary art scenes.