Dubai has been ranked as the most popular destination in the world for the second year running by the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for destinations, the Daily Mail reported.
The winners for the 2023 awards were identified based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings specific to several award subcategories from travellers on Tripadvisor for accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in destinations worldwide over the 12 months between November 2021 and October 2022.
Tripadvisor says of first-place Dubai: ‘A favourite with celebs and influencers, the “City of Gold” continues to attract tourists from all over the world seeking out their very own slice of luxury.’
London retains its crown as the Europe number one but has slipped to third place in the global ranking, tailing behind second-place Bali, Indonesia, while the rest of the global top five is made up of Rome (fourth) and Paris (fifth). The highest-ranking American destination is New York, which ranks 23rd overall.
Other popular destinations to make it into the top 10 are Cancun, Mexico (sixth); the Greek island of Crete (seventh); Marrakech, Morocco (eighth), the Dominican Republic (ninth); and Istanbul (10th).
The rest of the Europe top 10 ranking, meanwhile, is made up of Barcelona (sixth), Madrid (seventh), Florence (eighth), Lisbon (ninth) and Edinburgh (10th). (NewsWire)