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4755 12 Sep 2021

Wego: Massive Growth in Flight Searches to the UAE from Saudi Arabia and Vice Versa

50% of travelers searching are looking to travel within the week from the announcement; around 1,700% increase in flight searches from Saudi Arabia to UAE post announcement

Dubai, 9 September 2021: Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), records exponential growth in the flight searches from Saudi Arabia to the UAE following Saudi's announcement on welcoming travelers from the Emirate again.

Saudi Arabia has been handling the pandemic very well and is rolling out its vaccination drive across the country. Travelers are feeling more reassured where airports are reinstating the confidence in travel. With stringent precautionary measures followed and safety measures that meet the high standards, we will see a quicker recovery for the tourism sector.

Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, MENA and India, Wego, said: "The region was eagerly awaiting this announcement. Saudi Arabia is one of the most preferred destinations for MENA travelers. Through our platform, we saw a 1,700% increase in flight searches from Saudi Arabia to the UAE in the last two days. We expect to see more growth in flight searches and bookings in the coming days."

Around 50% of travelers are looking to travel within a week from the announcement and 60% of the people are searching for a short stay around 3 days. Solos are dominating the type of travelers searching for flights with 80%, followed by families and couples.

Dean Wicks, Chief Flights Officer, Wego, said:"Flight searches from the UAE to Saudi Arabia have jumped by 1000% just days after the announcement. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of the favorite destinationsfor UAE travellers. The massive spike in searches between the two countries shows how much pent up demand there is for travel within the region."

Wego brings the best offerings to its users to help them get the best rates and deals from over hundreds of hotels and flights.


About Wego

Wego provides award-winning travel search websites and top-ranked mobile apps for travelers living in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. Wego harnesses powerful yet simple to use technology that automates the process of searching and comparing results from hundreds of airline, hotel and online travel agency websites.

Wego presents an unbiased comparison of all travel products and prices offered in the marketplace by merchants, both local and global, and enables shoppers to quickly find the best deal and place to book whether it is from an airline or hotel directly or with a third-party aggregator website.

Wego was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dubai and Singapore with regional operations in Bangalore، Jakarta and Cairo.