Sheikh Hamdan shared the news on Twitter that the emirate has retained its No. 1 spot in 2023.
Dubai has been ranked the best destination for holidaymakers worldwide for 2023, according to Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, took to Twitter to announce it.
The annual awards are released on account of reviews of millions of travellers that are submitted on Tripadvisor’s website.
“Dubai is a destination that mixes modern culture with history, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment… If you’re looking for thrills, you can float above the desert dunes in a hot air balloon, climb aboard a high-speed ride at IMG Worlds of Adventure or skydive over Palm Jumeirah,”
Most popular travel destinations in 2023
- Dubai, UAE
- Bali, Indonesia
- London, UK
- Rome, Italy
- Paris, France
- Cancun, Mexico
- Crete, Greece
- Marrakesh, Morocco
- Dominican Republic
- Istanbul, Turkiye
“Dubai’s tourism, hospitality and events sectors have been at the forefront of a rebound and acceleration of global growth in these sectors over the last two years and will continue to play a key role in shaping their evolution in the future,”
The emirate’s tourism sector has strongly rebounded in the past two years after the pandemic. Dubai received 12.82 million overnight visitors in January- November 2022, surpassing last year’s figures of six million, according to data Dubai Economy and Tourism data.
During these 11 months, 794 hotel establishments with over 145,098 rooms also opened their doors to guests, delivering strong occupancy levels of 73 per cent.
In 2022, Dubai also received the highest tourist spending among all the cities in the world, reaching $29.4 billion (Dh108 billion), according to the latest World Travel and Tourism Council.
The emirate was recently ranked first regionally and fifth best city in the world in the World’s Best Cities report 2023.
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