In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019
The Maldives was one of the top ten most popular destinations for UAE travellers booking with Dnata Travel in 2019
1. United Arab Emirates
The UAE remains on top as travellers across the country opt for staycations at the world-class hotels on their doorstep, with beach, island and desert resorts proving most popular.
Thailand remains a favoured choice, a year-round destination offering city and island life.
Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul, is ever popular, with the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final in May set to drive more traffic this year.
4. United Kingdom
London remains a hotspot in the UK, whilst more traction is being witnessed across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to the rugged, epic countryside and vibrant cities.
5. Saudi Arabia
Religious tourism drives travel to Saudi Arabia, with a recent shift towards leisure tourism to its incredible, untouched landscapes only set to continue.
Only a four-hour flight time from the UAE, the paradise islands of the Maldives are as popular as ever.
Italy is timeless with beautiful architecture, scenery and cuisine.
Egypt, a land of history, will welcome more visitors in 2020 to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The Swiss Alps offer an escape for world-class skiing and luxury alpine resorts.
Vibrant Baku, Azerbaijan, offer their own kind of retreat closer to home.