Call us biased, but we are obviously pretty big fans of Dubai!
It looks like the world agrees too! Dubai has been placed fourth in Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index and sixth in market research firm Euromonitor International’s list of Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the World.
As a destination management expert in the region, it’s easy for us to see the appeal of the glorious city, which offers visitors a little bit of everything- modern luxury, traditional heritage, adventure sports and of course plenty of time in the sun, sand and sea. It is super exciting and heartening to see Dubai featured among other global stalwarts, including Bangkok, London, Paris, Singapore, New York, Kuala Lampur, Istanbul, Tokyo and Seoul, which were the other cities to make it to the list.
The ranking measures visitor volume and spend to forecast the growth in visits to those cities in 2018 and Dubai has seen a steady increase in tourists from all over the world in the last few years.
Blessed with year round sunshine, stunning views, luxury hotels, high octane activities and historic landmarks, there are plenty of attractions that await tourists pouring in to Dubai, making it the a favourite with global travelers. The cosmopolitan vibe means there is no shortage of activities and entertainment for diverse groups of people. All of these factors have definitely created a huge interest in Dubai as an ideal destination for MICE events and corporate groups, especially when you consider the optimum travel times from most parts of the world. Frankly, if you think of the futuristic architecture, the endless beaches, the signature Arabian hospitality and the constant innovations in the travel and tourism segment, what’s not to love about Dubai! We are sure that the popularity of Dubai is set to soar in the coming years and look forward to more such recognitions.
If you are curious about what makes Dubai such a popular international travel destination, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Gulf Dunes team. We are happy to help with all the information from the land of sand!