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Bond films inspire UAE residents to travel to UK: Survey

Bond films inspire UAE residents to travel to UK: Survey

Bond was closely followed in second place by Harry Potter with 22 per cent and the contemporary version of Sherlock.



Published: Mon 15 Jun 2015, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:04 PM

British Airways has conducted a recent survey which shows one in four UAE residents asked said that the films that showcase the suave and sophisticated British secret service agent James Bond inspire them to travel to the UK.

Bond was closely followed in second place by Harry Potter  with 22 per cent and the contemporary version of Sherlock, set in London and staring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, took third place with 15 per cent of UAE residents saying the TV series inspires them to visit the UK.

Travel site Expedia.com  has also released its  top 20 most popular outbound destinations from the United Arab Emirates, based on bookings.  The research examines passenger traffic out of the UAE, with Cairo, Egypt taking the lead over other international cities, followed by Amman in Jordan and Beirut in Lebanon. London and Istanbul come in fourth and fifth respectively, while Paris comes in at 15 and Washington DC sneaks in in last place.


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