"Expedia outbound passenger data examining the most popular destinations for UAE residents found that three MENA cities topped the poll. In terms of international destinations, London is ranked in fourth place, illustrating its enduring popularity within the Middle East, ahead of New York in ninth place and Paris ranked at 15," Expedia Director of E-Commerce Eman Barhoumeh said. Top 20 outbound travel destinations for UAE residents in 2014 based on year over flight bookings include: 1. Cairo 2. Amman 3. Beirut 4. London 5. Istanbul 6. Bangkok 7. Doha 8. Manila 9. New York 10. Toronto 11. Manama 12. Muscat 13. Jeddah 14. Colombo 15. Paris 16. Male 17. Riyadh 18. Mumbai 19. Kuwait City 20. Washington DC "Furthermore, Cairo experienced the most substantial growth with over a 70% increase in bookings in 2014 in comparison to 2013, closely followed by Riyadh. We also witnessed a sizable increase in flights to Colombo with over 55%, followed by Beirut and Kuwait City at 45% and 40% respectively," Barhoumeh explained. Based on bookings and year-on-year comparisons, Expedia predicts that Cairo, Beirut and Amman will be the top outbound travel destinations for June and July 2015. New York and London are expected to each move up in the ranking to fourth and fifth places, respectively. Other popular destinations included Toronto, Washington DC, Atlanta, Paris and Bangkok.