Expedia’s senior director for market management for the Middle East Paula de Keijzer said that mobile transactions made by guests were up 45% in Abu Dhabi and 30% in Dubai year-on-year.

De Keijzer added that Muslim travellers are the fastest growing segment in the global travel industry as she described them as “mobile savvy”. Focusing on mobile travel in this region is super important for us and we will continue to drive that forward,” she added.