Online travel middle east

The Middle East has recently seen the emergence of some strong regional OTAs especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Here are some of the key players and a high-level overview of the markets they work in.

If you are looking to tap into travellers from the Middle-East, then you will do well to consider these OTAs to work with keeping in mind, however, that they may not be always easy to get hold of directly.


Flyin

450 Airlines, 320,000 targeting middle eastern travellers especially. The first and largest online travel aggregator in Saudi Arabia. Bought by Cleartrip in June 2018.

Related company/ies – Cleartrip

Key markets – Saudi Arabia, GCC and North Africa


Yamsafer

Inventory includes more than 400,000 accommodation options in 4,000+ towns and cities around the world. The company combines website, mobile app and call centre bookings. Based in Palestine.

Related company/ies: Yamsafer Homes

Key markets – Middle East and Turkey


Holiday Me

Over 300,000 hotels and over 8,000 activities to choose from. Offices in Dubai, Riyadh, and Pune. Offers itinerary building & booking engine.

Related company/ies: Traveazy DMCC, Dubai

Key markets: UAE, GCC


Rehlat

Rehlat has its offices across Kuwait, UAE, India, and Egypt. Headquartered in Kuwait.

Related company/ies: Ahmed Al Bader Tourism & Travel

Key markets: Kuwait, GCC


Tajawal

Competitively-priced flights on over 450 airlines, more than 1 million hotels all around the world and complete holiday package solutions for top destinations. Offices in Dubai & Riyadh.

Related company/ies: Al Tayyar

Key markets: UAE, GCC


Almosafer

Leading Saudi-based OTA focused on providing online hotel booking services to users in Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets.

Related company/ies: Al Tayyar

Key markets: Saudi and GCC


Hoojoozat

Hoojoozat.com offers over 35,000 hotels in more than 120 countries. Based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Related company/ies: Part of Nakhal & Cie

Key markets: Lebanon and GCC


Musafir

Offer flights to over 3,000 destinations, hotel stays in over 85,000 properties around the world.

Related company/ies: Universal Travels & Tourism LLC

Key markets: Indian sub-continent, GCC


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