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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Image: Nadege/Bigstock

Big surge in British travellers to Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, July 13, 2017

Abu Dhabi is one of its most popular destinations for British holidaymakers this summer with bookings to the UAE capital recoding a huge jump, according to Gold Medal, a leading UK travel company.

As a travel consolidator, offering a variety of online travel services and products including airfares, hotel reservations and car rental to travel agents, Gold Medal has reported a remarkable 294 per cent rise on the previous year in forward 2017 summer holiday bookings from the UK to Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways operates five weekly flights from Edinburgh, and flies twice daily from Manchester and three daily Airbus A380 flights from London Heathrow, to Abu Dhabi.

James Harrison, Etihad Airways general manager UK, said: “We are very pleased that Abu Dhabi is proving so popular with British travellers. The tourist appeal of the city goes from strength to strength, as this strong data shows, and increasing numbers of visitors are being drawn by its appeal as a year-round holiday destination.”

British travel agents will get to sample for themselves the many attractions of Abu Dhabi when Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA) host a large familiarisation visit to the emirate in September. They will be able to sample the cultural attractions, beaches, sports facilities and excellent hospitality for which Abu Dhabi is increasingly renowned, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service

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