In 2015, the number of outbound trips from the UAE reached 3.5 million, with a total spending of AED 71 billion.
The most important market for UAE travellers is Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which accounts for 39 per cent of the trips. After that comes the UK with 7 per cent. Other key markets include Asian destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia and India, European countries including France, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the US and Australia.
One of the reasons for the increase in travel by the citizens and residents is the growing number of destinations served by the UAE's airlines.