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Wego list key Ramadan travel destinations

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Wego.ae has examined emerging Ramadan destinations for families, couples and singles, and suggests some new and exciting destinations.

“It’s the busiest travel time of the year for Wego audiences and with travel preparations now well underway for Eid holiday travel, we examined new and trending destinations to suit every type of travel group – large, small and even solo,” said Mamoun Hmedan, managing director of Wego Middle East, North Africa and India.

Families – big and small

“Families more frequently select destinations that have a large scope of activities that will appeal to all ages. Many European cities – Munich, Paris, London – all fit the bill, with short flight times as an added bonus. Kuala Lumpur is also a regular family favourite with shopping and halal dining options, along with nearby tropical island resorts such as Langkawi, and the integrated family resorts in the Genting Highlands all within easy reach.”

Turkey has a great diversity which is perfect for families. One should try Trabzon on the Black Sea coast in the northeast of Turkey. A number of hotels are extremely kid-friendly with large suites and fun activities. A stopover in Istanbul can also be considered which is popular with families too. Antalya too offers culture and history with varied resorts.

Couples

Dubai is a great city for couples with ample accommodation, dining and entertainment options, and many Ramadan deals on offer. Another recommendation is Baku for its history and beautiful Caspian Sea coastline. The Seychelles Islands are an idyllic tropical getaway offering private, palm tree lined beaches, and beachfront hotels. The Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh is another great option, with easy flight connections and a variety of resort style hotels. Activitiies range from swimming along beaches, relaxing in the sunshine or diving in the surrounding Ras Muhammad National Park – Sharm el Sheikh is also popular with couples. There are also great shopping and fine dining options.

Solo-travel

For singles, the options are endless. As Hmedan puts it, “Travelling alone has many advantages albeit some destinations suit solo travel more than others.”

For the adventurous soul, head to Kathmandu. There’s no need to be a mountain climber to enjoy the sights and sounds and it’s easy to make new friends with warm, welcoming locals or fellow travellers. Muscat too is perfect for a quick, quiet getaway especially the Hajar Mountains. Many Asian cities are also great for single travellers – Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore are easy to explore and offer a variety of accommodation types for singles to suit any budget.

One size fits all

Hmedan explains: “While matching destinations to suit individual types of travel can be obvious in some cases, there are some destinations that crossover to suit singles, couples and families. South Africa for example is diverse and would happily entertain and engage adults as well as kids, with nearby safari camps, the Cradle Mountain, watersports and varied dining options.”

Georgia is now a hot-spot for Middle East travellers especially the coastal town of Tbilisi, loads of things to do for families and is a great place to explore for singles. It fits all types of travelling styles