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UK Travel Group Rates Dubai Among Top Destinations

STA Travel, a UK travel group included Dubai in its top destinations for 2010 in its ‘Future of Independent Travel’ report. STA Travel provides travel advice to young travelers on more than 90 countries and has 400 branches around the world.  The report said “Despite the recent controversy and discussions surrounding Dubai it seems that young people still place it high up on the list as a must-see destination,”.   

The report forecasts that 26 percent of British 18-35 year old travelers will visit Dubai over the next ten years.  STA Travel’s Middle East expert explains that Dubai is developing into an ideal weekend destination and stopover of choice due to the opening of affordable hotels and availability of cheap flights.  Dubai has been growing rapidly over the last four years and offers visitors everything - a location that is compact in size guaranteed warm weather, restaurants, bars, shops, and beaches.
 

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