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Dubai named favourite long haul city break destination, reveals Southall Travel

A travel and holiday survey conducted by Southall Travel, one of the UK’s travel companies, has revealed Dubai as the nation’s favourite long-haul city break destination, gaining a massive 25% of the vote.

The survey of 1,400 British flyers named Dubai, which is expected to welcome one million British visitors during 2016, their favourite long haul destination beating New York to the top spot.

New York, which attracted an incredible 56m people from around the globe last year, was named the second favourite long haul city break destination amongst British travellers with 12% of the vote.

Travellers named the Thai capital of Bangkok as their third favourite long haul city break destination with 8%, whilst Sydney came in fourth with 6%.

Singapore completes the top five favourite city break destinations for British travellers, coming in fifth place with 5% of the vote.

In the favourite long haul beach category, Thailand and its beautiful islands was named the British favourite with 16% of the vote, followed in second place by the Indian Ocean destination of the Maldives with 15%.

Mauritius, a long-time favourite amongst newlyweds, was named the third most popular long haul beach destination with 14%, followed by Australia (9%) and Bali (6%).

Kuljinder Bahia, Managing Director of Away Holidays comments: “Dubai has become an incredibly popular destination for British holidaymakers over the past few years and the numbers of visitors is growing each year. Dubai is a wonderful destination with some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and offers fantastic shopping opportunities. Once only a destination for backpackers, Thailand is now a popular beach destination for all kinds of travellers and I believe will become even more popular over the coming years.”

Top five long haul city break destinations
Favourite long haul city destinations

% of the vote

1. Dubai


2. New York


3. Bangkok


4. Sydney


5. Singapore


Top five long haul beach destinations
Favourite long haul beach destinations

% of the vote

1. Thailand


2. Maldives


3. Mauritius


4. Australia


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