There’s a reason why we all love Dubai: Its modern landscapes, numerous restaurants and of course, myriad fun things to do. That being said, it comes as no surprise that Dubai has sustained its position as the fourth most visited city in the world for the fourth time, with ease. The happening city welcomed approximately 15.7 million overnight visitors last year and this steady growth is expected to be seen in 2018 as well.
Why is Dubai the most visited city in the world?
Dubai is just behind cities like Bangkok, Paris and London, bagging its status as a top destination for tourists from across the globe.
Researchers of Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index have adhered Dubai’s success to its dynamic range of tourism offerings along with the city’s predominant love of world records.
Girish Nanda, general manager UAE and Oman, Mastercard said: “Reaffirming its standing as a destination of choice for global travelers, Dubai has once again secured top rankings in Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index. With its dynamic range of tourism, leisure, lifestyle, hospitality and business offerings, the emirate continues to attract visitors from across the globe.”
He also added that Dubai has not once shied away from evolving and has steadily transformed itself into one of the world’s most prolific tourism and investment hubs.
Along with this, Abu Dhabi has once again been named the fastest growing city in the Middle East and Africa.