This year MasterCard Global Destination Cities Dubai has ranked in the seventh most popular destination globally and the leading country in the Middle East and Africa region.
Dubai has been improved his level in the MasterCard list, moving from the ninth place in 2011, the eighth spot in last year. This year, Dubai has overtaking other popular places such as Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hong Kong, among others.
“I think it is a foregone conclusion that in the next few years, Dubai will be among the world’s top five, with some luck, top three. The important thing to keep in mind is that Dubai is growing fast but many other destination cities are working very hard to grow fast as well,” Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, global economic advisor for MasterCard.
Dubai cities have the strongest growth in visitor arrivals at 10.9 per cent and are set to attract 9.89 million overnight visitors in 2013.
“Dubai has gone from strength to strength, and continues to develop its offerings as it plans to draw even more visitors in the coming years,” Raghu Malhotra(MasterCard’s president for Middle East and North Africa).
Some Tour Places in Dubai:
The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is one of the 7 star hotels in the world. The Burj Al Arab’s height is 321 metres, dominating the Dubai skyline making it the fourth tallest hotel in the world.
Dubai has the tallest tower in the world and it is The Burj Khalifa and we can describe its amazing feet like “highest viewing platform in the world”.
One of the world’s largest dancing fountains is placed in front of the world’s tallest tower.
The fountain is 900 ft long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs, shoots water jets as high as 500 ft, its Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake.
Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on the Palm, Palm Jumeirah a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity.