Travel plans for Eid al-Fitr in the Middle East 2016

This statistic depicts the travel plans of consumers in the Middle East at the end of Ramadan for Eid of May 2016. About 30 percent of respondents stated they are planning to travel abroad for the Eid al-Fitr festivities at the end of Ramadan. Countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have a high number of expatriates, especially from Muslims countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh. Most consider traveling to their home countries to celebrate Eid with their families.

Share of consumers who plant to travel at end of Ramadan for Eid in the Middle East as of May 2016*

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Release date

June 2016


Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, MENA

Survey time period

May 23 to 29, 2016

Number of respondents

1,523 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

UAE n= 505, Saudi Arabia n= 507, Egypt n= 511

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* The three day celebration of Eid al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and is considered the greater festival. Eid al-Fitr is a three day celebration, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is considered the smaller festivity.

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