Emirates Reveal Top Five Holiday Destinations for Irish Holidaymakers

Emirates has revealed its top long-haul destinations for 2023 for Irish holidaymakers

Emirates has revealed its top long-haul destinations for 2023 for Irish holidaymakers. From the glimmering skylines of Dubai, Sydney’s beautiful beaches, the bustling streets of Bangkok, the captivating charm of Cape Town to the tropical paradise that is Bali; these destinations offer something to every Irish adventurer whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, as a couple or with the family.   

The team at Emirates has given an insight into each destination and why you might like to add it to your travel bucket list. This year, Dubai ranks number one on the list and is a firm favourite among Irish holiday makers with its world class attractions, luxurious hotels, five-star shopping destinations and cosmopolitan lifestyle.  

Dubai: Also known as the ‘City of Gold’ Dubai is the perfect destination for those who want to visit a dazzling metropolis full of amazing cultural touchpoints. Visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, experience a desert safari, lie on one of their many pristine beaches or have a luxury shopping experience. With direct flights twice daily between Dublin and Dubai, hang onto your boarding pass to avail of great discounts at hundreds of hotels, restaurants, luxury spas, designer stores and world-famous attractions throughout Dubai.  My Emirates Pass is valid until 30 September and discounts are unlocked by simply presenting your boarding pass at participating locations.https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-boarding-pass-unlocks-hundreds-of-offers-in-dubai-this-summer/ 

Sydney: A destination that has been ranked as the second most popular travel spot in the world by Airbnb in 2023, it’s no wonder that Sydney comes in at number two on the list for holidaymakers travelling with Emirates from Ireland. The Australian gem has many iconic sites to visit during your stay like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the famous Bondi Beach and the world-renowned Sydney Opera House. With a growing diverse population, Sydney is also home to truly exceptional dining spots where you can experience foods from all over the world as well as a thriving café culture.  

Bangkok: In at number three, Bangkok is the perfect location for those looking for an exotic adventure. Known for its prominent food scene, vibrant nightlife and affordable shopping quarters, there is something to suit every taste, style and budget. If that’s not enough to entice you, Bangkok is a city rich in history and tradition. Irish tourists flock to the Thai capital every year to visit sites like the Emerald Buddha and the shining gold royal palace. 

 Cape Town: One of the most beautiful and photogenic cities in the world and number four on the hit list, Cape Town has everything to satisfy the Irish adventurer looking to explore South Africa. Take a hike around Table Mountain, visit the penguins on Boulders Beach or experience the five-star nightlife and food scene in central Cape Town. If you’re an avid foodie, Cape Town has some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in the world.  

Bali: Coming in at a very respectable number five on the list of popular 2023 long-haul holiday destinations for Emirates customers in Ireland, this trending Indonesian island is popular with influencers all over the world for a multitude of reasons. Irish tourists love Bali for its beautiful white sandy beaches, magnificent, historic temples, luxury hotels and high-end dining. Bali is also a popular wellness destination, where, in Ubud, for example, you can enjoy mediation/yoga/fitness classes and sample a wide range of vegan/vegetarian restaurants or experience the thriving local art scene.  

Emirates has been flying between Dublin and Dubai since 2012 and operates two flights daily onboard a state-of-the-art Boeing 777. Customers can enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment service ice with more than 6,500 channels, regionally inspired onboard cuisine and there’s even free Wi-Fi in the sky for Skywards members. Book your flight now to the world’s top destinations at www.emirates.com.