India is ranked as the No 2 popular destination for travellers from Middle East North Africa (MENA) countries by the Wego Traveller Destination Leaderboards report.
In its Quarter 2 2018 report – India jumped two places to second position in Q2 2018 – up from number four in Q2 2017.
This is probably a result of the holy month of Ramadan beginning mid-May and many Gulf-based Indian expats who chose to travel to their home country during this period or immediately afterwards.
Egypt maintained its position as most popular destination Mena travellers in Q2, attracted by its historical sites, stunning river cruises, bustling markets and all-round value for money.
Pakistan jumped two places from number 11 to number 9 position for the same reason.
Saudi Arabia has been pushed down to number three spot.