Maldives continues trend as top destination for UAE travellers

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa | Photo: Pullman Maldives Maamutaa resort website

Dubai, UAE – Maldives continues the trend in 2021 as top travel destination for outbound travellers from UAE.

Maldives was the most popular destination for the UAE citizens in 2020 with the Maldives immigration recording 6,000 Emirati visitors since the borders of Maldives reopened on 15 July 2020 till the end of the year.

Rehlaty by dnata records that 70% of travellers in 2021 are outbound from UAE and with the Maldives and Tanzania proving the top-selling destinations.

Rehab Mansoor, General Manager at REHLATY by dnata Travel said that despite the pandemic, the Maldives is more family-friendly than ever, offering a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, and with the destination’s dry season extending to late April, now is an excellent time to travel. REHLATY recommends excellent family-friendly hotels that offer large suites, family rooms, or private bungalows and pool villas.

“We predict getaways in the mountains, countryside or secluded beach resorts will be the most popular travel trends from the UAE,” added Mansoor.

In addition, destinations that have imposed enhanced health and safety measures to offer added peace of mind

Rehab Mansoor, General Manager at REHLATY by dnata Travel

Maldives offers a wide array of world renowned luxury resorts, white sandy beaches with azure waters and beautiful reefs brought alive by colorful schools of fish dancing through the corals.

Maldives aims to be a safe haven to the tourists during the pandemic with precautionary measures taken in every tourist establishment and an initiative in progress to vaccinate tourism industry workers.

All travellers to the Maldives, excluding Maldives citizens, must present a negative COVID‑19 PCR test result, conducted within 96 hours prior to departure. Travellers are also requested to complete the online Immigration and Health self‑declaration form within 24 hours prior to arrival.