Dubai, UAE: The United Arab Emirates continues to be one of the top favourite destinations amongst travellers during the festive season. Airbnb, the global travel platform which has launched a dedicated Arabic website on iOS and Android apps over the summer, has revealed that Dubai is the top destination for UAE travellers this New Year’s, closely followed by London and Cape Town (based on stays from December 31, 2019 to January 1, 2020).*
Meanwhile, the top trending destination for UAE travellers is Denpasar in Bali, which has seen a growth in guest arrivals of more than 180%.*
Here are some incredible homes in the top destinations for inspiration this new year:
Stylish Dubai home for family gatherings
Ring in the new year in style in this beautifully designed duplex in the heart of downtown Dubai.
Bamboo Eco Cottage, Bali
This bamboo cottage is a secluded eco retreat down a quiet foot path nestled in the rice fields and only a five minute walk to central Ubud. Open air basket weave bedroom with mini loft, modern elegant bathroom and outdoor living area for a truly unique Bali experience.
Luxe London apartment
This chic London apartment on Airbnb Luxe, tucked away in Marylebone, is ideal for families or groups looking for a peaceful luxury stay, close to the shops and boutiques of central London.
Cape Town cottage for couples
Ideal for a couple, this guest house is in the upmarket Bishops Court area of Cape Town, and offers a swimming pool and easy access to the sights of the city.
Local Experiences are also proving to get more interest with year on year growth during the festive season. With authentic Experiences around the UAE, data has shown History Experiences are trending such as Old Dubai, Dubai Museums, and Souks Tour with a 63% growth in bookings, closely followed by Nature Experiences like Abu Dhabi-Sunset Camel Trek with BBQ with a 57% growth in bookings.**
Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific Places to Stay or Experience listings on the Airbnb platform.
*Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth in guest arrivals for New Year’s Eve from 31 December,2019 to January 1, 2020.
**Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth in guest arrivals for New Year’s Eve from 30 December,2019 to January 5, 2020.
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