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    July 29, 2014

    Sri Lanka remains among the top Eid destinations along with India, Thailand and Malaysia with many UAE residents opting to travel far rather than staying in or heading for neighbourhood areas the Khaleej Times reports.


    Residents opt for distant places to celebrate the festival with Malaysia and Thailand on top choices; no buyers for neighbouring places. In Asia, Thailand and Malaysia remain at the top of the list. However, India and Sri Lanka are also getting some interest this year, particularly among the UAE nationals.


    Mohammed Abdulla Al Fahim, general manager for products and services at Al Fahim Group, whose company Safar Travel & Tourism has a substantial stake in the Capital’s travel trade has said for Emiratis, the favourite destination this season is Thailand. However, expatriate tourists purchased packages for serene, majestic and economically affordable tourist hideouts like Sri Lanka and Maldives. Other popular places, he said, are in Europe.


    Rizwan Butt, a Dubai-based biker, who organised a charity bike ride across Sri Lanka during the holidays, said he paid almost 10 per cent more than the normal fares to book tickets for his group comprising 26 riders.

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