Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah became the most popular destinations in UAE among Russians
“Among all emirates of UAE Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah are the leading summer destinations for Russian tourists”, - reported Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to market participants. Since February 2017, Russians can obtain visa instantaneously after arriving to the country. But, some airlines after this innovation immediately raised the price of tickets, others companies did it a little later, say in ATOR. The rise of the cost of air transportation has become a factor of deterrence of the growth of the tourist flow. "For the Arab Emirates summer is a low season, the tour operators believe that this year the summer tourist flow will remain at the level of the last year", - said in ATOR. The company Russian Express noted the greatest demand for Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah emirates and for the beach and city hotels in Dubai. Coral Travel company names Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah as the leading destinations. In Space Travel company Ras Al Khaimah is on the first line, after it is Dubai. As noted in ATOR, tourists, choosing Ras Al Khaimah, are looking for an alternative place instead expensive Dubai. "This direction is interesting for those who refuse for any reason to travel to Turkey. There are those tourists who often fly to the UAE and they are tired of rest in Sharjah and Dubai. They are also interesting in the beaches and hotels of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah", - said the Association.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.