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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

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers 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.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

2. Thailand

Thailand remains a favoured choice, a year-round destination offering city and island life.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

3. Turkey

Turkey's cultural capital, Istanbul, is ever popular, with the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final in May set to drive more traffic this year.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

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.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

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.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

6. Maldives

Only a four-hour flight time from the UAE, the paradise islands of the Maldives are as popular as ever.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

7. Italy

Italy is timeless with beautiful architecture, scenery and cuisine.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

8. Egypt

Egypt, a land of history, will welcome more visitors in 2020 to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

9. Switzerland

The Swiss Alps offer an escape for world-class skiing and luxury alpine resorts.

In pictures: Top 10 most popular destinations for UAE travellers in 2019

10. Azerbaijan

Vibrant Baku, Azerbaijan, offer their own kind of retreat closer to home.