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Cairo, Dubai, Riyadh and Jeddah among Middle East’s most popular destinations

Research carried out by online travel agent Wingie showed flight bookings are commonly made just seven to 10 days in advance

According to a study by German travel company Wingie, the MENA region’s most popular air travel destinations this autumn were Cairo (11%), Dubai (9%), Riyadh (8%) and Jeddah (8%), while the average age of those booking flights online stood was 36.

Elaborating on the findings, Wingie CEO Çağlar Erol said: “This new data shows how regional air travel is changing – and growing – in the post-pandemic recovery period.”

Based on the analysis of last season’s flight-booking data, Wingie also reported that the region’s three most popular flight routes were all from the Egyptian capital to the Gulf – namely, Cairo-Abu Dhabi, Cairo-Jeddah and Cairo-Dubai.

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The travel site also released information on how many days in advance users typically buy tickets online. Those travelling to Saudi Arabia tend to book tickets a week in advance in the present climate, while those bound for Egypt book tickets nine days beforehand and travellers to the UAE buy their tickets an average of 10 days before travel.

Established in 2014, Wingie allows users to choose from among hundreds of thousands of travel options, both in the MENA region and around the world, with services in six different languages, including English and Arabic.

For more information, visit www.wingie.com

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