Dubai second most popular travel hub for Britons
Dubai is expected to be the second most popular…
December 29, 2009 4:20 by kippreport
Dubai is expected to be the second most popular travel destination for young Brits in 2010, according to a report by UK-based STA Travel group. The report says 26 percent of 18 to 35-year-old British travelers are planning to visit the city over the coming decade. “Despite the recent controversy and discussions surrounding Dubai it seems that young people still place it high up on the list as a must-see destination,” the report said.
“Dubai has been growing rapidly over the last three to four years and has everything – the beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, compact size and guarantee of warm weather,” said Chris Norris, STA Travel’s Middle East expert. “No longer just the haunt of the rich and famous, the opening of affordable hotels and the availability of cheap flights mean Dubai is becoming an ideal weekend destination and stopover of choice,” he added.
According to the report, Los Angeles is set to be the top destination for British travelers, with 29 percent planning to go there in the next two years.