Frankfurt: An ideal Eid escape for GCC tourists


Frankfurt is reaching out to GCC travellers, inviting them to consider the destination as an ideal option for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday.

The German city is home to impressive tourist attractions, shopping facilities, cultural festivals and medical clinics that all cater to the specific needs of travellers from the region.

Last year, the destination witnessed a four per cent increase in overnight stays from the GCC compared to 2017, with visitors opting to stay for longer periods of time. This rise in figures is a result of Frankfurt’s ever-blossoming tourism portfolio, as well as the city’s geographical location, which is ideal for day-trips to nearby attractions such as the Rhine Valley, the historic city of Heidelberg (one-hour drive) or the quaint town of Wiesbaden (30-minute drive).

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GCC travellers can also make the most of Frankfurt’s retail offering in the outdoor pedestrian city centre or the city’s excellent designer outlets in the surrounding region, known as the Rhine-Main Region.

Other attractions include the ‘New Old Town’, which officially opened last year following a reconstruction and is home to an interesting mix of shops, restaurants, museums and residential flats; the botanical gardens, ‘Palmengarten’, spanning over 22 hectares, which is ideal for a family day out; boat cruises along the river Main or Rhine; many cultural festivities such as the Museumsuferfest, taking place in August; and much more.

Frankfurt is also a great option for medical tourists, with its impressive collection of private clinics and specialised doctors. The city is also home to a great selection of hotels, including many five-star properties and more affordable four-star hotels and serviced apartments for long-term stays.